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New Chronarch MGL Drag slips

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I purchased a new Shimano Chronarch MGL from ebay. After taking it out for the first time I realized that the drag is slipping even with the start wheel winched all the way down. By slipping i mean it just a little tug on the line and the spool will pull out. I feel like I'm doing something wrong but I don't have the issue with my new metanium. Any advice would be helpful. 

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Do you have braid spooled on? If so did you use backing? This accounts for 99.9% of slipping drag complaints. 

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1 minute ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Do you have braid spooled on? If so did you use backing? This accounts for 99.9% of slipping drag complaints. 

I do have braid on, 30lb seaguar smackdown with no backing. I've never used backing and never had an issue. You think that's it? My met works fine. Also these are my first higher end reels. I've been using straight braid on my lews for years without any issue. 

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I'm gonna go with the professional and say its your line slipping

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You’ve been lucky. That is 100% the problem. Reel the braid onto another reel then put a strip of electrical tape around the spool then re-spool. 

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49 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

You’ve been lucky. That is 100% the problem. Reel the braid onto another reel then put a strip of electrical tape around the spool then re-spool. 

Should I use electrical tape or just mono? I don't mind either just want it to work. 

50 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

You’ve been lucky. That is 100% the problem. Reel the braid onto another reel then put a strip of electrical tape around the spool then re-spool. 

Thank you

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33 minutes ago, michaelsrex said:

Should I use electrical tape or just mono? I don't mind either just want it to work. 

Thank you

Fill the reel about 2/3 full of mono then the rest with the braid.  

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32 minutes ago, The Bassman said:

Fill the reel about 2/3 full of mono then the rest with the braid.  

Chronarch MGL line capacity is only 12/110, 14/90. I would just use electrical tape, or maybe 10 yards of mono.

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Either way will work equally well. I usually only use about 70 yds of braid on top but since you had a full spool already I threw out the tape option. 

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