In my opinion front drag is better because it is located right where the drag discs are. Rear drag uses a shaft through the reel to control the drag discs which are located at the front.
answered 7 months ago
- St Catharines, Ontario
Rear drag is more convenient when fighting a fish!!
answered 10 months ago
- Des Moines, Iowa
not much difference, its just where you prefer the button. I learned with the front drag, so that's just what I use.
answered 1 year ago
- Muskegon, Michigan
In front drag, the drag adjustment is located on the top of the spool. This is usually a better performing system because of the larger surface area of drag washers. In rear drag, the drag adjustment is on the back of reel. Rear drag typically allows for a quicker change of spool than a front drag configuration.
Front drag reels are lighter and less bulky than the rear drag reels. I found the rear drag reels more convenient when fishing in unknown spots where I set the drag quite loose and tighten when Ii understand what kind of fish I hooked
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
front drags tend to be smoother and don't get easily gunked up with dirt, sand and stuff when you're bank fishing
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Nothing. It only means where you adjust the drag from on the reel.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
- North Lauderdale, FL