Planning on doing that as soon as I get back in town
Bantam1 - the issue seems to be with only 10KSW reel so far - any reason why?
I have no issues with the FA models reels (20K,10K, 8K)
Now with Stella 20KSW, 18KSW, 8KSWPG - they are fine
Its probably just your reel. I have not heard many complaints, atualyl this is the second one I have heard. The other issue was on an 18000. It can happen because people assemble the reels so there can be human error. This is why the reels come with a warranty.
Bantam1 - I bought a spare 10KSW spool & try it - I am able to get 35 lbs of drag without any issue
So it will narrow down to the spool itself - when I get some time, I will stop by FTU to get it repair or replace.