Fly Reel Drag Systems Explained


I have been looking for a good description of how drag systems in modern fly reels work.  Today, I was on the website.  During my looking through the site a picture caught my eye.  Underneath was the link to this site (, where I found this article by Zack Matthews

A great article with a through and complete discussion of the various types of drag systems used in modern fly reels.  Recommended reading for those interested in the single most important component of a fly reel.

Itinerantangler is a great fly fishing website run by Zack and his wife Lauren Matthews.  Take time to look around and read more of the articles.  Lots of fine pics too.