Baitcaster and Inshore Rod as #30 rig

Saski

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Since it seems like the yft and dorado are showing up in numbers now (and albacore maybe later) I'm preparing my stuff and I realize I don't really have a true 30# rig. What I do have is a lexa 300 and one of the new okuma sct inshore rods, 8' and rated 20-40# fast. Basically my calico rig.

I have the lexa loaded with 50# braid, was thinking of putting 40# on it once I do head out and tie 30lb flouro leader. This should be fine for fish under 40-50lbs right? Big cons of using a rig like this offshore? I was thinking that it could also work for fishing the slide with swimbaits when and if the albacore shows up.
 
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It will work, but it's not ideal. If you were using it strictly for throwing artificials for schoolie tuna it would be ok, but line capacity might become an issue on a long soak or the slide.

I'd recommend investing in a true 30# setup. this will be your bread and butter setup for most SoCal fishing from tuna, yellows, and even rockfish and island wsb. The saltist, Metaloid, or even the sealine are all decent options at a good price. There should be plenty of used options out there as well.
 
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Saski

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Ok, I do have plans to get a good 30# setup, but that probably won't be till next year when since a 50# outfit is my priority, since I have a perfect 20# outfit and a 40# that can fish 30# fine but not ideal. Was just thinking of taking the the bass setup to have that extra #30 rod and not have to switch leaders on my 40# rig constantly.
 
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It will work fine on any fish under 40lbs. Over that, and you're pushing it. Go fishing!

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Since it seems like the yft and dorado are showing up in numbers now (and albacore maybe later) I'm preparing my stuff and I realize I don't really have a true 30# rig. What I do have is a lexa 300 and one of the new okuma sct inshore rods, 8' and rated 20-40# fast. Basically my calico rig.

I have the lexa loaded with 50# braid, was thinking of putting 40# on it once I do head out and tie 30lb flouro leader. This should be fine for fish under 40-50lbs right? Big cons of using a rig like this offshore? I was thinking that it could also work for fishing the slide with swimbaits when and if the albacore shows up.
over the Last Two Years, on the 1 to 2 1/2 day Trips a lot of
guy are using the Lexa 400, for Patty Hopping
and the School Size Tuna, and handled them
with no Problem, but this year I would for Sure
bring Back a up in Case, Mommy and
Daddy show up.
 
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