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Shimano Saragosa 6000 drag problem

I've had the reel for about a month now and I've just got the just got the chance to use it, and I noticed this... it only happens right after adjusting the drag but I haven't seen it slip any other time. Any clue to what it would be and is it an expensive repair? [video]


  • CageyCagey Central FloridaPosts: 917 Officer
    I would check with Kel's rod and reel repair on that issue. They are the closest Shimano warranty repair shop in central Florida.

  • Hobbs28midsouthHobbs28midsouth Posts: 117 Deckhand
    Mine just did that as well seems to only happen when drag pressure is very light
  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,286 Officer
    The drag knob is getting spun with the spool causing it to loosen the drag pressure even more.  Id remove the drag knob and on the bottom side there is a rubber seal / lip that keeps water outta the drag.... Make sure its got a coat of grease on it.  Im Guessing if that seal is dry the friction on that rubber against the spool is whats causing it to turn when set to lighter settings.
    "FISHUNTR"- 2012 20' Pathfinder, Yamaha F150, HDS gen 3 9T
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