I haven't got any chance to test the new spool with fish-on so have no idea about the drag power and smoothness. Notice few "?improvements?" were made i.e. teflon drag washer, stacking patterns, tapered spool lip, reduced weight.
|Original spool of 2013 Stella SW14000XG|
|2013 SOM NL13SW16000 ver 1|
|2018 SOM NL13SW16000 ver 2|
|Drag washer stack of NL13SW16000 ver 2. Note the white Teflon drag. The new NL13SW16000 ver 2 comes with 4 carbon drag + 1 white Teflon drag.|
|NL13SW16000 ver 1. 5 pcs of Carbon Cross Washer drag washer.|
|NL08SW16000 drag stacks|
|New tapered spool lip on 2018 ver 2|
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Lure MAX and line MAX and notation of drag value are reference level. Please consider casting methods and fighting methods etc. as it changes with the person who uses it.
Those who are expert the basics of loading method properly can use bigger lures and even use thicker lines.
Rod weight is a numerical value when measuring the prototype rod. Please acknowledge that there are some errors at the time of product.
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