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    Any way to increase CFO IV drag?

    I have several CFO IV fly reels that I've used for steelheading since the early 1980's. I currently palm the spool rim when a fish runs but I'm thinking that I'd like to increase the standard spring and click-pawl pressure to create more of a drag.

    I tried putting a shim under the spring but I'm not sure that is the way to go. I'm wondering if anyone has successfully interchanged parts from other reels or made new parts to accomplish what I'd like to do?

    Anyone out there know of any easily done modifications?


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    Re: Any way to increase CFO IV drag?

    Andy,

    I don't know if there is or not, but you can call 800-778-4778 and ask someone in the Orvis reel repair dept. Maybe than can help... maybe they can't...

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    Re: Any way to increase CFO IV drag?

    Called Orvis reel repair as per the suggestion of Joe D., but they couldn't help. I'm still wondering if it's possible to increase the drag tension by something simple like installing a few parts (like springs or pawls) from another source, or shimming the present springs? Still interested in hearing from anyone who has done, or attempted to do this.


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