Good day everyone, I have heard and experienced firsthand the term "binding" on lever drag reels when the drag is pushed beyond its designed performance limits. I took apart to service my Avet 2-speed LX yesterday. This reel has served me well. Taking the reel apart one of my goals is to understand where binding occurs mechanically (not to mention servicing is an additional excuse to hold a fishing reel to cure an itch in the dead of winter here in Canada waiting for my July SD fishing trip). The itch is gone, for now, but I cannot "see" where the binding happens
. As I mentioned, using the LX within its design parameters there is none of the binding. I asked this just to understand the mechanics
. If twin discs are used as in Accurates, can I conclude that there is twice the surface area of the drags and therefore more braking power and therefore less stress on the mechanical parts that causes the binding? PLEASE it is not my intention to start an Accurate vs. Avet vs. Reel of the World debate. I just want to be enlightened. Thank to all replies in advance.
This post edited by Mangisda 03/08/2010