AFTCO Digital Reel Seat Drag Scale

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Basil, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Basil

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    Heard an interview with Greg Stotesbury from AFTCO, describing a new digital drag scale that will be built into the hood on AFTCO reel seats. It will provide real-time drag pressure readings. Sounds like quite an innovation. Cost is around $100, and will be shown at next ICAAST. You can hear the interview here.

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  2. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    cool, if it works
     

  3. Stryper

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    Sounds like a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. We used to see goofy stuff like that all the time in tech diving.
     
  4. Basil

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    So you wouldn't want to look down and see the drag pressure you are applying, in real time, while you are fighting a fish? It's not an existing "problem" but tell me why not?
     
  5. BretABaker

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    assuming its not huge and annoying to deal with, thatd be really neat :)
     
  6. Stryper

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    Tata's on a Javalina, looks cool and fun to watch maybe, And if I had a 50' Cabo and 20 Stella's I might indulge the novelty, but more likely just spend the funds on another trip.

    I set my drag pressures just like you fine gentlemen have instructed over the years, and could probably figure the exact poundage at varying degrees of diameter if I really cared too.
    I think maybe a mini wireless camera with a wide angle lens maybe 2' from the hook might be cooler and certainly more useful.
     
  7. afraser

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    If fishing for big fish, this would be a very useful product, especially if your drag changes during a long run.
     
  8. gman

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    I think its very usefull. I would use one