Anything in wrong slot/application Rod/Reel wise?

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MNFLSDLV

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Mar 17, 2021
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Buddy Karas
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Pinnacle and Long range
Please look over what I am working with and let me know if anything jumps out to you as wrong, or could be better.
I am booked for several 3.5 and 4 day trips this year out of San Diego.

20lb Bait Okuma Makaira MK-C-700M Avet MXJ 5.8:1
25lb Bait Calstar GFDH 800 M Torium 20
30lb Bait Calstar GFGR 700 ML Accurate Valiant BV 400 2s
30lb Bait Calstar GFGR 700 M Penn Fathom LD 2S 25n
40lb Bait. Calstar GFGR 700 MH Accurate Valiant BV 500 2s
40lb Bait Calstar GFGR 700 MH. Penn Fathom LD 2S 40n
50lb Bait Calstar GFGR 700 XH Accurate Dauntless 600N
60lb Yoyo Calstar GF 765 L Accurate Dauntless 600N
SurfaceIron Calstar GFDH 900 H Torium 30
60-80lb Rig Calstar GFGR 770 H Tiagra 30W

Others I own:
Calstar GF 765 M Roller Guides
Okuma Makaira MK-C-&01H

Thank you to anyone with with the time to give me input and feedback.
 
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tunacraze

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  • Nov 27, 2006
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    Steve Brunton
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    The Big Ones
    Nice stuff, but you need a better big reel for 80-100lb. You're gonna need that. I just bought the VISX16. That covers 80-100 for me. I don't mind fishing light. I like the challenge.
     
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    Phishy Phil

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    Vagbond
    23 and 30 have same sized diameters and use the same size drag (the 15XN as well). The difference is the width of the reel, thus the line capacity.
     
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    Phishy Phil

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    FYI, the same is true for the 40N and the 60 - 40N is a narrow 60, same drag. The 25 is actually a 25N.
     
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    Luke

    Uses alot of bait!
    Aug 19, 2006
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    Luke
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    I own and have fished almost all your rods. I think the 800M is too much for 25#. The 700ML is perfect for 25# and many fish the 800M for 30#. I recommend switching the two.
     
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