How To Set Your Drag For Swimbaits, Crankbaits, and Jerkbaits

Here's how to adjust your drag for a variety of baits so nothing goes wrong when that BIG BASS finally bites! Each bait requires a little different drag setting but we make it simple so anyone can adjust their gear quickly and accurately. 

Adjusting your drag is the last thing on most angler's minds. Your drag was either set months ago and you just haven't changed it, or maybe you backed it off last trip and forgot to tighten it back up. Either way, you could be headed for heartache! These quick tips are going to change the way you look at the drag on your reel. Its no longer a mundane part of your fishing day, its a key component to successfully landing every fish that bites!

The Gear We Use For Swimbaits...

Large Treble Hook Baits- Dobyns 806 Heavy:
Large Jig Hook Baits- Dobyns 807:
10"+ Swimbaits- Dobyns Champion 908:
Budget Rod- FURY 806H:
Discounted Swimbait Rod (1 left as of this posting):

Low Profile Reel- Shimano Tranx 300:
High End Round Reel- Shimano Conquest 300:
All around Round Reel- Shimano Calcutta 400B:
Budget Round Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300:

Crankbait Gear...

GIANT Crankbaits- Dobyns 805CB:
Deep Diving Crankbaits- Shimano Curado 7'6":
Mid Divers- St. Croix Legend Tournament 7'6" Moderate:
Squarebill/Lipless Crank- E6X 845CBR:

Crankbait Reels:
Deep Diving Crankbaits- Curado 200K:
Mid-Depth Cranks- Chronarch 150 MGL:
High-End Squarebills- Aldebaran 50:
Squarebills and Lipless Cranks- Curado 70:

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