20 VISX Max Drag at Strike

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    What is the Max Drag at Strike on this the 20 VISX? I understand Max Full is 50.

    I want a reel to fish 100 or 130 on. I really like the 20 size more than the 30 and can live with 625 yds of 130lb braid.
     
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    It will easily fish 32-35lbs of drag at strike with great freespool, which is more than enough to fish 130lb. I put 600yds of JB 100lb hollow then spliced in 100-150yds of 130lb. You can't pull enough drag to break 100lb much less 130lb.
     
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    Beez - Max drag at strike on a 20VISX is 34lbs, with the full drag of 50.
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    Thanks for the info guys.
    I want pair this reel with a 76 viper to fish 100. I thought why not throw 130 braid to have the option to go up that high since the rod can handle it and some say may even load up better at 130 anyway.
    I’m used to smaller Diameter braids where it’s normal to run 65 lb for 25lb topshots but that doesn’t seem to be the deal with higher 100lb or so Topshots.
    Any recommendations or advice from experience? Thanks for any info.
     
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    I have 2 OLD 20's worked by Kens and Cals. I use them for 100 all the time. I'm sure there are enough upgrades in the newer ones to handle 100 with no problem. JMHO
     
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    I have a 16VISX filled with 100# solid Izorline. Testing has shown it breaks over 130# so I feel confident even if using 130# topshots. Packed tight, you should exceed 750 yards. Maybe that’s what you are looking for.
     
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