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I am having some problems when my L50 gets wet. The water goes into the drag and it gets unstable, jumpy and sticks, its made out of cork. It is not being submerged or anything, its just the regular splash from rough seas, unavoidable!!

Does anyone know how to fix this??
 

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That's a question for alantani, but as one of his acolytes I'll give you a preliminary answer: carbon matrix drags, greased.

I don't know if the bearings are sealed, unsealed, or what material they are on your reel. I just grease... the matrix.
 

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Where can I get Carbon Matrix drags cut to the size needed. Or the material, I will cut it.

This is what I though, just change out the drag for a carbon fiber one.
 

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THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP ON THE REEL PROBLEM, I WAS THINKING ON GETTING ONE..FOR THE PRICE THEY ARE ASKING ON THEM THEY SHOULD BE PROBLEM FREE.....
 

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Don't get me wrong, these reels are extremely comfortable for jigging, more than any other I have used. They are powerfull, fit great on your hand and paired with a short rod I dont believe there is anything more confortable for jigging. The drag problem is a serious problem but it can get fixes switching it out to carbon fiber washers.

Mi setup is a Smith 44Marianna/200 rod with the L50 and PE5(75LBs) Varivas braid. This is also my favorite rig by far!!!
 

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THE ACCURATE 655 H IS A UNSTOPABLE REEL IN MY BOOK....I HAVE EIGHT OF THEM TWO OF THEM I HAVE TRIED TO BREAK ON BIG FISH AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS WORKED.....THANKS BUT NO THANKS,,,,
 
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i love my blue heaven also...i have accurates and they have been great but the blue heaven is so much more comfortable to jig with. i have had no issues with the drags at this time.....rick
 

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Hello, I write from Pisa, Italy, I have just purchased from Angler Pro Shop a blue heaven 50 L and I have problems with the drag (jumping) . going to help me?
someone speaks Italian?
capt zabombo
 

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Hello, I write from Pisa, Italy, I have just purchased from Angler Pro Shop a blue heaven 50 L and I have problems with the drag (jumping) . going to help me?
someone speaks Italian?
capt zabombo

Look here

Jigging and Popping Forum

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Did you read the post in the link?

Also if you don't keep the cork drag greased well the sea water will cause you the problems.

That's about all I can do

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but the problem is that my reel is new and has not yet gone fishing


I would contact the manufacture and who you bought it from. Cork drags are old school technology and the newer carbon based drags are much much better

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Where can I find the clutch carbon? make and model
thanks


If you read the post in the link you will see that some one already tried the carbon drags and didnt have any better luck than the cork drags.

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A while ago, I sent my Blue Heaven to Alantani to go through and post one of his excellent break-down reports.

I know he addresses the drags.

He should post it soon or when I receive it, I'll make sure it gets on here.

Rick - you bottom feeder you! ;-)
 
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