I usually fish this reel at about 25-30# drag. When I engage the lever, the knurled knob (drag preset) advances a tiny bit, thus increasing the drag. I use this for jigging, so after a few minutes of shifting from freespool to engaged, the increased drag is a lot, and I have to stop, reset and test. I have broken down the reel, and problem solved. Until I pull some line out against the drag, and then it starts to do it again. Huge problem. Anyone know what is causing this and a fix? I will send to Accurate, but this is my primary go to reel and I cannot be without it for 4-6 weeks in middle of the season. I have done the short throw conversion if that matters. Thanks for any suggestions.