I am new to this forum. Picking up fishing again after 30+ years to introduce my kids to a wholesome hobby.
I hope someone can help me with a question on one of my new reels, an Okuma Epixor XT20.
The hook got snagged and I pointed the rod towards the snag, maxed the drag and pulled, but the spool kept releasing line (in fact pretty easily). The max drag force on the reel is 5kg and spooled with 15lb braid (I wanted something lower but the store had no stock).
I took the reel back to the store but they told me this model was designed like that, and they demonstrated with another unit. However they allowed me to exchange it with another reel as I was not sure if it was a design defect. It was a pity because the reel felt good in all other aspects.
I thought most reels' spools won't turn anymore at max drag setting. Am I wrong and are there some reels (maybe the smaller ones) which are designed to still let out line at max drag settings?
Hope someone could help my understanding on this. Thanks!