Advice on rigging Makaira 15/20/50 for BFT/YT

Benjamin Lau

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I am looking for advice on how to rig my Makaira 15/20/50 for a 2 days trip from SD next week.
Then may be a 3/4 Coronado Island trip for YT.

I hope to run into triple digits BFT and I am planning on using JB Hollow Core 130# on the Mak 50,
JB HC 100# on the Mak 20. and Izorline 65# on the Mak 15.

Any comment on the line weight?​
May I ask how much JB HC 130# can the Mak 50 take?
and how much JB HC 100# can the Mak 20 take?

Benjamin

PS: I will also bring along a few other reels if we run into smaller tuna.
US113N with 80# braid
Penn FTH 40NLD2 - 80#
Penn FTH 25NLD2 - 65#
 

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Izorline 65# on the Mak 15.
I would suggest putting 80# on the MAK 15, that's what the deckhands on the Shogun recommended for Guadalupe. The fish you are targeting will be bigger. I don't remember exactly how much 80# I was able to get on it but it was a lot. Good luck.
 
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I would suggest putting 80# on the MAK 15, that's what the deckhands on the Shogun recommended for Guadalupe. The fish you are targeting will be bigger. I don't remember exactly how much 80# I was able to get on it but it was a lot. Good luck.
Got it 80# of Mak 15
 
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I got close to 700 yards 100# braid on mak20
James - thank you -- I purchased a roll of JB 100# 600 yards. I will start with the entire roll. If I do ran out, it will be a fight of a life time.

Do you know how much 130# JB Hollow would a mak 50 take?
 

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James - thank you -- I purchased a roll of JB 100# 600 yards. I will start with the entire roll. If I do ran out, it will be a fight of a life time.

Do you know how much 130# JB Hollow would a mak 50 take?

Only have a 20 that I bought last Friday so I wouldn't know. Didn't get to use it on my trip over the weekend but the reel feels great, really stoked on having gear this nice. Pairing it with a 775xh.

Btw I would bring a #25-#30 set up. The bluefin at San Clemente island this weekend (15-50 lbs) wouldn't bite anything over 30 pound line where vast majority of bites came on 25. The way things are currently you kind of have to bring the whole aresenal to cover your ass.
 
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Benjamin Lau

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Only have a 20 that I bought last Friday so I wouldn't know. Didn't get to use it on my trip over the weekend but the reel feels great, really stoked on having gear this nice. Pairing it with a 775xh.

Btw I would bring a #25-#30 set up. The bluefin at San Clemente island this weekend (15-50 lbs) wouldn't bite anything over 30 pound line where vast majority of bites came on 25. The way things are currently you kind of have to bring the whole aresenal to cover your ass.

Thank you! I will bring a bunch of Pro Gear star drags for these 15-50#

Benjamin
 

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Mak 50 is huge. A lot of reel.
I agree with Andy. Thats a lot of reel for a 2 day. If the boat you're on is flying a kite then it would make sense to have the added line capacity.
 

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For the record -
the Mak 20 took 750 yards of JB 100# Hollow - 85% filled.
the Mak 50 took 700 yards of JB 130# Hollow - 80% filled.