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I have a TFO BVK IV Reel that I bought for a back up to my Behemoth. What I really like about it is:
- lite for a 12wt at 8.7oz
- large diameter spool at 4.75”
- Seems like it would be easy to palm the spool
- free spinning retrieve, I can probably pick up a lot of line with just one quick spin of handle
What I don’t like:
- weak max drag
I put some fly line on it and put it on a rod to see how the reel drag relates to the real drag to the fish. I think I’m going to measure the REAL drag with some weights just to get an idea. I do kind of like the idea that the drag only gets so tight and that seem like a good thing for poons. Anyone measure this and like a specific pound of pressure? Also what everyone’s thoughts on poon reels?