ATD 6

graywolf

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Can you please tell me what is the difference between ATD6 and BV800 or B30 ,i am thinking the get one for 130 or bigger YFT,thank you for any information
 

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Apples and oranges. Check out the line capacity. The ATD6 is a small reel; the BV800 is much larger.
 
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graywolf

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But torque on atd6 is 47 on BV2 800 is 36 pound
Also 500 yard is good enough for me
Which can handle better on larger fish ,I have bv2 800 and B30
Already ,i like smaller reels
Any other input,thx
 

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But torque on atd6 is 47 on BV2 800 is 36 pound
Also 500 yard is good enough for me
Which can handle better on larger fish ,I have bv2 800 and B30
Already ,i like smaller reels
Any other input,thx
The ATD-6 is a heavier reel designed differently than the other reels you describe. For 150# tuna your BV2-800 or your BX-30 will get the job done.
 

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Thank you Al,what kind a fishing will you with atd 6
With an ATD-6 You can fish for the heavier fish. Halibut, tuna etc. The ATD reels are built heavier with different gears and anti-reverse mechanisms.
 
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With an ATD-6 You can fish for the heavier fish. Halibut, tuna etc. The ATD reels are built heavier with different gears and anti-reverse mechanisms.
Will the ATD6 be able to handle 150yft? Thanks
 

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The problem with using the ATD6 for big fish is its line capacity: It's listed as holding 450 yards of 50#. IMHO, that's not enough for a 150# tuna, at least not in an anchored boat. The ATD12 is a great "finesse" cow reel; the ATD6 is just too small.
 

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My PB on the ATD 6 last year was a BFT just shy of 100. No problem at all but it was hooked near the boat about 100 feet down on a dropper loop w/live bait not on the surface on a long soak . I have just over 400 yards of 80lbs MC braid and 60lbs floro leader. It also has to do w/the proper drag setting/leader combination, rod and technique to keep constant pressure on the fish.
 
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The problem with using the ATD6 for big fish is its line capacity: It's listed as holding 450 yards of 50#. IMHO, that's not enough for a 150# tuna, at least not in an anchored boat. The ATD12 is a great "finesse" cow reel; the ATD6 is just too small.
That’s what I’m worried. I want to spool 80lb HC, and use it for chunking. Let the line out about 200-300ft. Wondering if still have some line in the reel to stop the tuna.
 

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If you are going to buy a reel that size, I would go with a valiant or a dauntless. I think those can handle fish up to 150. I have caught fish up to 140 on my BX2-30N at Clarion.