16VISX vr MAK16SEa

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  1. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I know I got 400yrds of 100b TT hollow on mine with a short top shot of 80lb. The first 300 yards were free and then they only billed me for another 100 yards
     
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    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    625 yards of 100lb industry standard made in USA hollow spectra fills that reel all day long. TT 100lb is the wrong line for that reel (and just about every reel for that matter), fishing on the west coast, unless of course you're giving it away for free in which case it's a great choice.
     
  3. Let em eat 74

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    Basil- I have my 16visx and I'm going to spool it with 100# solid. Would Berkley pro spec be a good choice? If not, what solid do you recommend?
     
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    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    I like Tuf-Line XP and Yo-Zuri. Give JohnTFT a call on the Pro-Spec, I don’t have much experience with it.
     
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    Thanks for your response Basil. Your expertise is always appreciated.
     
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    If spooling the MAK16SEa or the 16 VISX with the same tuffline spectra, how many yards do each hold of 100lb or 80lb hollow?
     
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    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    Have not seen a 16VISX yet. On the Mak16SEa: 625 yards 100lb or 550 yards 80lb.
     
  8. JohnTFT

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    We were able to get 650yds of ProSpec 100 on the 16ViSX. Have not filled one with Prospec 80 will do that today.
     
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    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Was that solid or hollow? Can you advise breaking strength and diameters on the Pro Spec? Thanks!
     
  10. JohnTFT

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    That was with hollow.

    The 100lb has a diameter of .425mm ABS of 113

    The 80lb has a diameter of .375mm ABS of 90

    Tested by Paulus.
     
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    Basil, did you transpose the figures? You filled the reel with 75 more yards of 100 lb than you did of the 80 lb? Wouldn't make much sense to go to 80 lb then!
     
  12. ifish42na

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    No transposing Chris. Tuf-Line 80lb 16-strand vs 100lb 12-strand: 100lb is thinner, the better choice for just about every reel where capacity is the main criteria.
     
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    Just filled the 16VISX with ProSpec Hollow 80

    950 yards of 80 with room for a short topshot.

    Stuff is thin and flat.

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    Holy cow!
     
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    Thanks Basil, just goes to show that there is more to consider than just the rating of the line. Just one more factor to take into consideration.....let my confusion begin!
     
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    Tuff Line 80 and Tuff Line 100 also breaks about the same. One costs more though.
     
  17. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Hmmm, skinny stuff. John, is thus a 12 thread or 16 thread product? Do you stock it, now, selling for msrp? Wow, 20 questions, thanks for the info.
     
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    Steve 16 thread Dyneema. The 80 is very thin. It does not over test like the Western Filament Guides Choice. The WF product is also a denser weave. The Prospec is kind of flat and loose. But really thin.
     
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    Not to sideline the Mak/Penn discussion...I have been considering both in the 16 size...but how does the Talica 25II fit with these two reels? I know it is a bit more $. The weight of the Tac25II is listed at 33ozs.
     
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    Joe
    I have a Tac25II. Last year at FH show I looked at both the Tac25II and Mak SE16. My general impression was the Mak SE 16 was much heavier, especially the spool. The force necessary to initiate rotation, (as in casting) is much higher with the Mak SE16, therefore I choose the Tac25II. Don't get me wrong, the Mak SE16 is absolutely bulletproof.
    Capacity wise I think they're similar. I have 700 yds of 100# Izor solid with about 50 yd of 135# Izor hollow and room for short, (25') top shot. The Penn VISX 16 seem to have more capacity

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