Test the DRAG

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by jojo, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. jojo

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    OK guys how do you test the drag on a Saltist 50T
     
  2. Pope

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    If you come over we will test the drag. It's a star drag so we can't set it, but you can see what its capable of putting out. I have the 40 and it went to 22lbs.
     

  3. jojo

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    Sounds good to me Pope.I need to get direction from you and what would you like for my wife and I to bring
     
  4. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    In the real world you put line on and place the reel onto a rod. Measure the drag with a scale tied to the end of the line. Act like you are fishing and pull some drag off with the scale. (requires a helper) Read sacle....

    I googled the Saltist reels and found that this website stated 22 lbs MAX.

    http://www.charkbait.com/cs/csrd.htm
     
  5. Gunsmoke

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    I had a great day at work today and have celebrated with a few cocktails. I normally try not to tell stories on myself but I have a nice buzz and "testing the drag" on a reel brings back a memory.

    I was about 10 or 11 years old. It was Christmas Day. I got a Penn senator for Christmas and went in the back yard to try it out. I tied the line to a tree and ran all around the yard till I was worn out. My black lab dog was sitting there watching me and I got a great idea.

    I put the senator in my mouth so I could tie a knot around the lab's collar. The plan was to throw a Frisbee and hold on to the reel. Just as I was completing the knot on the collar, my grandparents pulled up and the lab took off like a bat out of hell to greet them. The reel was still in my mouth at the time. I lost my four front teeth and ruined the family Christmas.

    So, jojo, don't test the saltist 50 with your jaws. It doesn't work.
     
  6. Bret

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    Gunsmoke, you have some of the best stories.....
     
  7. mcgolfer

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    he kind of scares the heck out of me thinking that he has that big sportfisher and the range to run into me out at the floaters.....rick
     
  8. Gunsmoke

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    I'm thinking of becoming a tree hugger. My new years resolution is to get rid of all fuel burning cars, boats, and trucks. I'm gonna buy a kayak and become water friendly. I can launch it anywhere I please and just paddle my way around the kayak trails near the lighthouse in the Lydia Ann channel. That's where I'll meet my new fly fisherman environmentalist friends. We can sip on herbal tea and talk about green peace and the sierra club.

    I guess I'll have to buy a bicycle and make a trailer to tow the kayak behind me on my way to the coast. So, Mcgolfer if you see a guy in the future at the floaters in a kayak, it's me and I've gotten in great shape to make it that distance.
     
  9. mcgolfer

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    we all know that the kayak thing ain't about to happen. you huggin a tree is only going to happen if your tree stand falls over and you have to shimmy down it. we enjoy you the way you are...lol....rick
     
  10. Bret

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    Rick, I agree... I dont think GS is ready to give up that nice Bertram just yet. Kayaking is fun, but its hard to keep it at trolling speed with a 5rod spread....
     
  11. Gunsmoke

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    Well, I've got two months to debate the tree hugging issue. I don't sit in trees to hunt. I'm a driver. I like trolling for deer. It's nice to have the cooler next to you while your covering ground. I also don't sit in blinds. One time when I was a kid, my father dropped me off way before sunrise at a blind. As I climbed in I woke up an illegal immigrant who had crashed in the blind for the night. He scared the crap out of me and I fell 18' and broke my left arm.

    Another time, I was greeted by a monkey. The ranch was next to an animal loving do-gooder who took all the old monkeys from southwest research. Evidently his mesh trap had a hole in it. That ape gave me a trip to the emergency room during the prime rut. I did waste him in the process. My father always had a rule. If you kill it, you eat it. Don't ever try to cook a monkey. Their tough on the teeth. Hard to gut as they really stink.
     
  12. Bret

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    I've heard of people finding illegals in their blinds, but never a monkey... Thats a new one on me. I bet that was a rude awakening.!!!
     
  13. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Note to self....

    Run away when I see Gunsmoke nearing.
     
  14. Ragman

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    That ape gave me a trip to the emergency room during the prime rut.

    Was it the Ape or the Deer prime rut? LOL!

    Hopefully that wasn't a male ape that sent you to the ER!

    Great stories, as always!
     
  15. MrBill

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    I'm thinking of becoming a tree hugger. My new years resolution is to get rid of all fuel burning cars, boats, and trucks. I'm gonna buy a kayak and become water friendly. I can launch it anywhere I please and just paddle my way around the kayak trails near the lighthouse in the Lydia Ann channel. That's where I'll meet my new fly fisherman environmentalist friends. We can sip on herbal tea and talk about green peace and the sierra club.

    I guess I'll have to buy a bicycle and make a trailer to tow the kayak behind me on my way to the coast. So, Mcgolfer if you see a guy in the future at the floaters in a kayak, it's me and I've gotten in great shape to make it that distance.

    MY GOD, that has to be the biggest dream ever created. How much did you have to drink. Your MR UN-ENVIROMENT. Isn't one of your favorite quotes "Concrete the earth"?
     
  16. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Mr Bill,

    Are you calling bull sheet on Gunsmoke?