avet mxl raptor

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    Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
    I wouldn't. If you tied in to a 100# fish you'd have line capacity issues and want a lower low gear. Maybe a JX Raptor is what you need,
     
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    sdrepairman

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    the drag that the reel can put out is not a problem your biggest issue is going to be line capacity
    if the fish does not spool you
    you will more than likely be on that fish for a couple of hours
    personally i think it is doable but not the best idea
    i would bump it up to the jx rapture
     
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    divegod1

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    the drag that the reel can put out is not a problem your biggest issue is going to be line capacity
    if the fish does not spool you
    you will more than likely be on that fish for a couple of hours
    personally i think it is doable but not the best idea
    i would bump it up to the jx rapture
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    X2, been there done that with a 870n/2 a couple times. Had to go to full #28 to even slow him down. Pulled hook after 10-15 min.
     
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    bbuck

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    If your in water that holds 100# class Bluefin, that same water could hold fish to 200#, then what? Your planning to fail, not succeed.
     
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    salty brain

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    Go with a reel with more line cap and lower gear. I was on the Vag at lupe a few years back bite was tough so I grabbed my MXL 2 speed with 40 # on it. Got picked up by 80 lb yft, 2 hrs later got fish on boat but the whole time felt under gunned and a lot more work than it should have been. If you really want to try go for it, might get lucky, but if get smoked all you can do is laugh, It just fishing its about having fun
     
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    chef tom

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    Just remember this! Its not all about how much drag you can put on a fish. You will pull a lot of hooks with to much drag. So why spend the extra money for a raptor when it is not needed.
    The standard HX will handle 60lb line and 150lb tuna no problem. That reel has up to 27lbs of drag. When I fish down below for cows I start with 25lbs of drag. Go by line class not drag pressure the set you drag accordingly.
     
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    salty brain

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    what ever floats
    go to the shop and pull on some gf 700 xh and xxh. and pull on the gf 770h and 770xh. sure you will find some thing in those series you'll like. i don't like rollers
     
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    FishersOfMen

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    Just remember this! Its not all about how much drag you can put on a fish. You will pull a lot of hooks with to much drag. So why spend the extra money for a raptor when it is not needed.
    The standard HX will handle 60lb line and 150lb tuna no problem. That reel has up to 27lbs of drag. When I fish down below for cows I start with 25lbs of drag. Go by line class not drag pressure the set you drag accordingly.
    Sounds about right. Thx.

    Now single or 2-speed. I looking to match it on 6.5, 6.6 or probably a 7 footer.
    And last I'm thinking HXW. This would be YF, Wahoo, or BF. Can I knock all those out with this one reel. I really don't want to go bigger than that.
     
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    Bigrab

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    i just wanted to know if i can fish 40 to 100lb bft in july with avet mxl raptor ? i know the reel had some crazy drag but still need some answer?? thanks.
    You never know with those fish my 120 pounder last year only took 100 yards of 40 on the standard Jx but if you get one that wants to run you're going to need more line capacity that the XMLXML
     
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    tuna run an sometimes the biggest reels cant stop them....thats why they have a back up rod to clip on yours but then that means your reel is going for a swim
     
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    chef tom

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    Sounds about right. Thx.

    Now single or 2-speed. I looking to match it on 6.5, 6.6 or probably a 7 footer.
    And last I'm thinking HXW. This would be YF, Wahoo, or BF. Can I knock all those out with this one reel. I really don't want to go bigger than that.
    I would put the HX 5-2 on a 700h calstar
    "FishersOfMen, post: 3344107, member: 172301"]Sounds about right. Thx.

    Now single or 2-speed. I looking to match it on 6.5, 6.6 or probably a 7 footer.
    And last I'm thinking HXW. This would be YF, Wahoo, or BF. Can I knock all those out with this one reel. I really don't want to go bigger than that.[/quote]
    I fish
     
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    My go to rod and reel for 50lb line is a Calstar 700h with HX 5-2 it will handle anything in 8 day range!

    X2! My 60# set up is the same reel with a 765ML. The only Raptors I own are HXW's for 80-100#. The standard JX's are my go to 40#, MXL's for 30#. I have landed YFT's at the Rocks up to 80# with the JX's and YT's at Cedros up to 40# with my MXL's, never felt undergunned. All my Avets are two speeds.

    IMHO no need for the HXW for a 60# top shot with 80# spectra backing.
     
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    DITCH CLEANER

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    In all honesty the MXL Raptor can handle the average 70 lb tuna with a 40lb line, now when you go to bigger fish or tough bastards then you will need more capacity of line. The question you must answer is do I want to conquer the average fish or the biggest fish.
     
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    JTL750

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    [FYIte="AKSalmon, post: 3329624, member: 15259"]I wouldn't. If you tied in to a 100# fish you'd have line capacity issues and want a lower low gear. Maybe a JX Raptor is what you need,[/quote]

    FYI, the MXL and JX have almost the exact same line capacity.
     
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    FishersOfMen

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    I'm thinking that I want to stop with a setup for offshore 8-10 days trips and not be out gunned. So if I went with the HXW on a 700H...XH or stiffer. I don't want to walk on with 15 rods like the old days. I have an MXL SS and do well with it. But instead of going from my JX to an (LX or HXW...for line capacity) I wanted to stop there for anything big YF, BF, YT. I'm also hearing to not upgrade so high and stop at an LX 2S for thumb control because the reel sits lower.

    I know that if I stopped there a 2S HXW would cover more and I would be better off but I'm not sure that a 700H will cover more ground and not be what I need. I also see that too much drag is just simply going to rip some lips too. I just throwing this all out there to see what others are thinking.

    Thx
     
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    salty brain

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    I got 2 HXs and 2 LXs and the HX cast a lot better than the LX. Im really not that impressed with the LX but the HX and JX I love them.
     
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