I fish a strong current in the CT River and what I do is let my bait drift on a three-way swivel. I set my drag very low until something takes the bait and heads for cover. At that moment I leap to the rod, re-set the drag and fight. However, many times during re-setting the drag, I don't set it to exactly where I want it to be. This has lead me to broken lines and upsetting escapes. Is there a way or a Reel that I can set at a certain drag to resist the river from taking more line, and at the same time move well when there is a bite without you having to reset the drag? I have a baitcaster reel and I can almost do this by playing with the "Cast" mode. I'll send out the bait, keep the reel in cast mode, and wait for something to hit. At that moment, the reel is screaming for me and one touch of the reel handle will turn off the "cast" mode and automatically set the drag. The problem is that certain days the current runs much stronger, and leaving the reel in "Cast" mode results in the river pulling my line away. Are there any reel experts who can help?