I just got off a three day with Mike Lackey on the Vagabond chasing Bluefin at San Clemente. We had a group of nine family and friends on this trip. The boat ended the day with 10 quality Bluefin in the 175 to 210 class off the kite. Both my sun in law and myself were lucky to get one with mine being a personal best. After dinner we Flat Falled when Travis hooked up on a monster. Fishing a Mak SEa 16 with 100 Spectra paired to a Calstar 775XH the fish truly had it's way with Travis. The reel was set with 30 pounds of drag at strike he pushed the lever to 15 pounds for the first run. Leaning into the rail the rod was now fully loaded and he moved into the corner. The reel dumped 200 yards of line in less than 10 seconds so the lever was pushed to 20 lbs. and still had no effect on this brute.The reel lost an additional 100+ yards before it ended... The reel was fried with a locked drag and no freespool. It smelled like a fresh tar roofing job and still emits the oder of cooked drags. Travis asked the deck hand if there was anything different he could have done and was told next time to hook a smaller fish! It can now be as big as one wants to believe but it was estimated to be 300+ I called Okuma and will be sending in the reel to see what failed. There are monsters swimming out there and if anyone catches one with a glow flat fall knock off with 9/0 hooks and heat shrink over the assist cord, it's mine.