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Old 09-09-2019, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
If you run more that 2/3 of rated drag on lever reels, I believe your bearing life will be short due to the side pressure and maintenance will also increase, again in my experience with other lever drags.
Penn Fathom LD has a thrust bearing, so this should not be an issue.

IMO, both the Fathom and Squall VS are a good value for the features they pack. I can't imagine jigging all day with one of the 2-speed Squalls though.