Avet HX 5/2 for yoyoing

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  1. Drivick619

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    I was woundering if this reel would be sufficient as a yoyoing reel ? I plan on yoyoing with 80lb spectra to a short topshot of fluro in the 50-60 range for yellows at cedros or the lupe possibly alios ? Do they make the HX in a raptor model ???? I know the HXJ has a raptor model but the HXJ is to small I think for the possible 100lb tuna ....?
     
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    I use HX 5/2's (non Raptor models) on a CS 700H & 700XH for the yo-yo...I don't use floro...I put 300-yds of #80 spec then a longer top of #50 mono...I used #80 spec cuz I had two separate new spools of JB (300-yd)...otherwise I probably would use #65 spec...

    I guess the Big Boy's use a Penn 30 or 50 size reel for yo-yo on the big tuna with a heavy PL-68...but that's for the long trips...

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    I had that reel and only thought it was OK for YO YO....................I much prefer an JX or LX for that application
     
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    Well line I could see using the JX and LX for local application but not for big tuna.......
     
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    If your only using 50# why don't you use 65# braid ? I'm just woundering
     
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    yellowklr My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    NO problem for 100 Pound tuna, Ive done it! LX 80LB Spectra to 60 pound Flouro
     
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    I use my HX Raptor for yoyoing. Sufficient? Oh hell yes! Why use fluoro for yoyoing? I only use fluoro for bait.
     
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    The HX 5/2 is my favorite yo-yo reel. I would love to have an HXJ instead, though! Or a raptor!
     
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    or how about an HXJ RAPTOR !!!!! I believe there on sale for $445 right now haha should I jump on it
     
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    2nd vote for jx raptor, if u go hx, hx raptor
     
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    I have all the HX reels including the HXW Raptor. The standard HX was the first in the HX series and that was my go to reel for jigging yellowtail and for wahoo. Later they came out with the JX Raptor, so now the HX stays at home. A shame because it is a fine reel. Just a little heavy. You don't need the Raptor drag for yellowtail. I believe you are making a mistake going spectra to fluorocarbon. Unless you are using a very light rod, there is no give between the jig and the reel which makes it very easy for a yellowtail to shake off the jig. Suggest at least 50' of 50 or 60# mono. I use about 3' of 60 or even 80# Fluoro. on top of the mono. Sometimes the big boys swallow a small jig like the 6XJR. and bite off the 50 # mono.
     
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    I use 80 lb Jerry Brown Spectra and 60 lb. Berkley Big Game Green and the HX Raptor is a great reel for the jig when you are catching big yellows right next to the rocks and they need to be prevented from hitting the rocks. I have probably landed over 500 big boys on that set up and it is the best set up I have found for those 30+ lb fish that we get at San Marcos Island in the Baja.

    If they ever make flouro that will hold up to the same breaking strength as Berkley Big Game then I will buy some again, but it is terrible with knot strength and breaking strength. I instead use Green line and it outfishes clear about 4 to one both with live bait, yo-yo, and deep vertical jigging (butterfly).
     
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    Just like Jerry only I use 85 to a short topshot. Then I tie a spider hitch wihich which gives me a 4' or 6' double leader to the jig. I can remember a few times coming up with one line on the leader after a rock fight at the Lupe. Also a fan of Big Game.
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    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I use HXJ raptor.....speed and strength.
     

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