I was setting it just tight enough to get an occasional click on the reel… then if something hit, I had a very easy audible alert. Doing that though, seems like I lost a few fish, and I wonder if it was because I wasn't getting good hook sets, having the drag too loose.
That's called leaking. I'll set mine up to leak then speed up to 2.7 - 3.0 and tighten just so they leak a little. You can always thumb the drag if your not gaining or you're getting close to be spooled. JMHO.
Was thinking the light drag may have been the problem.