Penn Slammer III 3500 Tight Drag?

Gooch23Gooch23 Posts: 146 Deckhand
Just picked one of these guys up, new in the box. When I back off of the drag it doesn't get very loose, even with the knob off, it doesn't seem very loose (like other reels I own). I cranked it all the way down and lossed it a few times, in case there was some excess grease in there, no change. Does this have something to do with the sealed drag? Is it normal? Do other sizes have the same thing? Does this go away when used a little? Fishing 15lb braid on it, and I like to fish a very light drag.

Thanks

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  • PENNPENN Posts: 373 Deckhand
    Gooch23 -
    It is normal for all sizes. It is a combination of the fully sealed spool, as well as the Dura Drag material which has a much larger diameter than standard drag material. It will loosen up slightly over time but not go free.

    Ben
  • Gooch23Gooch23 Posts: 146 Deckhand
    PENN wrote: »
    Gooch23 -
    It is normal for all sizes. It is a combination of the fully sealed spool, as well as the Dura Drag material which has a much larger diameter than standard drag material. It will loosen up slightly over time but not go free.

    Ben

    Ben-

    Thanks so much. Time to go get this thing dirty!

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