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Anyone know what would make the drag on a reel stop working?I caught a fish the other day and my drag was basically acting as if it was turned off.I tightened it down the whole way and still nothing.

    The reel is a shimano callisto if that helps.Also when i checked the drag later at home it worked after not working all day.I'm puzzled. :-/

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Might you have braid tied directly to the spool? That could cause drag problems.

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yeah actually I do.What should I do? Use mono as backing?

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With braid, you should do at least one of three things. 1st-use some mono backing. 2nd-put some tape on the reel spool arbor before tying your line on. 3rd-if your reel spool is the drilled type, put the line thru some of the holes and then tie it.

You are experiencing what is called 'ghost drag" where the slick braid will slip on the spool when under tension. This should be done on all types of reels.

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