.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
Sounds about right. Thx.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.
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 XMLXMLi 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.
I would put the HX 5-2 on a 700h calstarSounds 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.
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!