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I see comments regularly about upgrading reels (both spin and baitcast) with carbontex drag washers, and I'm interested.  However, going onto Ebay I find tons of offers, but I've yet to find one relating to specific models of reels, and I find no dimensions.

 

How does one assure himself that he's going to get washers that fit?  Thanks!

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31 minutes ago, MickD said:

How does one assure himself that he's going to get washers that fit?  Thanks!

Calipers - measure the thickness, outside diameter and the inside-hole diameter of your current washers.

caliper measuring tool All products are discounted, Cheaper Than Retail  Price, Free Delivery & Returns OFF 70%

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2 hours ago, MickD said:

I see comments regularly about upgrading reels (both spin and baitcast) with carbontex drag washers, and I'm interested.  However, going onto Ebay I find tons of offers, but I've yet to find one relating to specific models of reels, and I find no dimensions.

 

How does one assure himself that he's going to get washers that fit?  Thanks!

Hey @Mick D, I’ve bought a lot of Carbontex, even “Smoothdrag” washers from eBay. Just gotta put in the make, model, model designation and Carbontex drag washers (Shimano Curado 201HG) and bingo-$8.19 w/free shipping. 

Or as @ike8120 suggested, contact Carbontex directly.
In my opinion, they do make a difference especially on older reels…

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What reel are you looking to upgrade?  You can find drag washers for most common reels just by including the make and model of your reel in the search.  For other reels, you may have to disassemble it and measure the existing drag washers with calipers.  

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6 minutes ago, Bankc said:

For other reels, you may have to disassemble it and measure the existing drag washers with calipers.  

That's what I had to do for my Mitchells - course I was making the drag washers myself.

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