hmm, we've seen alot of Calais in here. not seen that problem, but just maybe it is force of setting hook on a stationary object,very interesting problem, however, probably any reel might give same problem if alot of sudden force put upon it. My first thought is that possibly the drag tightened down too tight, braid does not give at allso there's no give what so ever and lots of pressure on the handle. You might try a larger reel, like a salt type that is probably built more for heavy hook sets. Sure don't know. but very interesting. sorry we not much help,seen alot of Calais, but not problem like you having. Good luck.
Edited by conniek (08/10/10 06:55 PM)
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