Author Topic: Repair drag on Frabill First Ice Reel  (Read 992 times)

Offline 2Dales

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Repair drag on Frabill First Ice Reel
« on: Feb 13, 2011, 12:04 PM »
Trying to get some more life out of my Frabill First Ice Reel. The drag is very jerky, and I am using 2# line. I took apart the drag and it consists of stacked steel washers with felt pads between. I am thinking that applying reel lube on the felt pads might smooth out  the drag? What do you think?

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Re: Repair drag on Frabill First Ice Reel
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2011, 10:14 PM »
Other than putting in new drag washers like Carbonex ir similar theres not alot you can do, common problems with low end reels is poor drags. Last cheap reel I had cost me 2 mounter crappies, I fixed it for good with my 28oz Estwing framing hammer when I got home that night....

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Re: Repair drag on Frabill First Ice Reel
« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2011, 06:08 PM »
Know what you mean! Going to upgrade for next season, and finish this one out with my regular ultralights now that the temps are rising.

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Re: Repair drag on Frabill First Ice Reel
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2011, 06:03 PM »
If you're looking to smooth out the drag, you can apply some grease.
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