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Drag will not hold, slips, or is not smooth

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Drag will not hold, slips or is not smooth.

POSSIBLE CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

CAUSE: Star Drag knob has been left tightened down after use.
SOLUTION: Add lubrication (light oil) to spool shaft and spool shaft ends.

CAUSE: Oil or grease on drag washers.
SOLUTION: Remove spool tension knob and turn spool tension washer over. Replace if this has already been done once before.

CAUSE: Braided line slipping on spool
SOLUTION: If you prefer using one of the new "super lines" (braided or fusion) on your reel, it's best to pre-spool with 15 - 20 yards of monofilament line to prevent further drag problems. Place a single layer of electrical tape on the monofilament line just before the knot on the braided line. The tape keeps the braided line from "sinking" into the monofilament line. This will prevent the super line from slipping around the spool arbor.
(TIP: you may also fill half of your spool with monofilament to reduce the amount of expensive super line you actually need.)

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