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What is a Drag used for in fly fishing?

A Drag is device which has a soft break setting on fishing reels, allowing the line to pay out under pressure whilst playing a fish, even when the reel is locked. The drag must be set slightly below the line strength to minimise possibility line breakage.

Flies relating to Drag

Drag is mentioned in 18 flies within our catalogue. Of course, there are most likely more flies relating to this, but here is just a sample of the patterns: Show all related flies

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Humungous Silver Fly

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Fast Sinking Nymph Fly

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Humungous Gold Fly

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Grasshopper Fly