jakedge wrote: »
If I'm fighting a fish that's taking line, I "palm" the reel when possible. That way you haven't actually changed the drag and are safe if the fish gets feisty again.
Anclote Key wrote: »
I asked a similar question and the consensus is that it should be set at 1/3 of fhe line rating...ie 15lb test should have 5lbs of drag.
Some people used scales but a lot just go by feel.
Josh85 wrote: »
Man, honestly its feel-you just know...if your fishin bigger game-pull some line off and make sure it isnt too tight, if its lighter game-crank it down a little more---there are so many different lines and tackle setups its hard to say this or that needs to be at X. The fish need to be able to run, but get tired at the same time. If your in open water theres no need to rush it...you just gotta get "the feel"...youll know when its too much or not enough