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As a big fish peels line off a reel the laws of physics dictate that even without touching the drag lever the drag increases due to the progressive reduction in the diameter of line on the spool. With other offshore reel brands, once line is in the water, it is anyone's best guess as to what the real drag setting has become due to this phenomenon (regardless of whether an accurate initial drag setting was taken with a scale at the dock). Everol's system gives anglers a clear picture of what the effective drag has become, allowing anglers to actively "manage" their drag during the fight.
|Everol's system works as follows: There are three scales on the side of the reel which correspond to the amount of line on the spool as indicated by notches on the spool itself. The outermost, largest number represents a full spool, the middle, medium sized number a half spool, and the innermost, smallest number an almost empty spool. As an example, a 6/0 Everol set with 14lbs of initial drag, would have an increased drag setting equal to 21lbs when half spooled. The benefits inherent in this system are clearly evident but become even more pronounced when fishing light line or when possible records are at stake.|
As for the drag mechanism itself, Everol incorporates a silky smooth, forced air cooled, multi-disc drag sytem. This system works much like a motorcycle clutch, floating on oversized springs and actuated by a large race plate. This drag configuration results in unparalleled smoothness and allows for the washers to wear evenly. The long lasting carbon fiber drag material sandwiched in between the stainless plates enables the drag to last for season after season.