- Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:53 am
for me, it depends on the platform u are fishing from, depth and fighting style
if u are on land or a stationary boat, big rod & reel and lots of heavy line. u have to stop the freight train before it spools u. on a yak, the max drag u can want is equal to or less than the balance of your vessel in the water. i wont use my heavy gear, lock drag to stop something that can tip the yak. i'd prefer a sled ride to tire it out. most of the drag applied during fishing from a yak is by thumbing the spool. the rest is common sense.
btw, it's only my style of fishing .. not rule