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Airblade FS 4000 " FREE RUNNER"
At first sight, it’s a brilliant front drag reel; lightweight, wide spool, ultraslim
The light drag tension is important to avoid backlash, which would be inevitable in case of total spool’s freedom. When the user decides to start line retrieve, he must simply push forward the handle by
Big fish are of course the main target of this reel: carp, barbel, mullet, seabass and sea bream,
The spool’s skirt is milled to provide enough grip to user’s fingers. A slight
clockwise rotation puts main drag off and makes the free
running system start, while a click sound confirms that
After a few centimetres of handle rotation, the free runner system is automatically
disengaged, and main drag system gets into play, of course at level
The free runner system fitted on new Air Blade FD is quite efficient, because it works right in
the heart of the reel, exactly on the big roller anti-reverse bearing. No power dispersion means superior smoothness, specially in the vital moment of first fish run!.