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#11262381 - 12/04/15 01:09 PM Help with a reel problem
BigWhiskers78 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Aledo, Texas
I have an old abu garcia spinning reel (cardinal series) that I have owned for 20 years or so. I have plenty of other setups for crappie but this reel holds a special place in my heart. I can't even estimate how many crappie this puppy has reeled in over the years. It is well taken care of and in very good condition.

My issue: The drag is not working properly, I tighten the drag all the way up and can still pull line from the spool without much force. Is there a simple fix? A part that I need to replace? Or is this one ready for the great rod holder in the sky? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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He once caught his limit in the sahara desert, he once fried crappie using a lighter and a dixie cup. He is the most interesting crappie fisherman in the world. Stay thirsty my friends....



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#11262399 - 12/04/15 01:15 PM Re: Help with a reel problem [Re: BigWhiskers78]
RODS454 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
http://www.surviveoutdoor.com/schematics/abugarcia.php
Go to this page and scroll down to the Cardinal listings. Your reel schematic should be there. Look and see if a drag washer is listed. I'll bet it is.
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#11262458 - 12/04/15 01:42 PM Re: Help with a reel problem [Re: BigWhiskers78]
BigWhiskers78 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Thank you for the link!!
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He once caught his limit in the sahara desert, he once fried crappie using a lighter and a dixie cup. He is the most interesting crappie fisherman in the world. Stay thirsty my friends....



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