I've pretty much gone through all the threads I can find on this. So many opinions... I recently had two rods made "rail" style, a 76 Centaur and a 76 Viper. What I have is a couple of HXW 5/2 Raptors. They both have about 80% spool of solid spectra. I am convinced that they will be fine at 80 but it seems opinions are I'm at the cusp for 100. This is strictly for the larger grade BFT we are seeing. I am willing to buy a new reel if I have to, looking at the HXW 5/3 to keep weight down and get that low gear or maybe go to a 20 size VISX or Mak. I have some older Int'l 30 and 50 SW2's but have been convinced it's just not worth getting them hot rodded and still have a 7 pound reel to carry around. One thing to consider is that I don't see any serious long range in my near future, I do have a couple 4.5 day trips coming up. Still, there are some pretty big fish to be had locally. I guess I'm wondering if I should just go with what I have, upgrade from the 2 speed Raptors to a 3 speed or just get the heavier 20 series reel. Thoughts?