Can this handle bigger grade tuna?

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  1. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I was on the sea adventure 80 for that. I landed mine in :10 using a 16visx and was already bumped by a second fish before that one was landed. Speed counts for better quality filets and the opportunity to hook another in a short bite window.
     
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    Penn reels have been catching big fish in all species since 1932. The original version of the reel you have has been around since 1964. The version you have has been around since late 70's, early 80's. Of course reels have evolved substantially as far as two speeds, gear ratios, materials etc, but your reel is a fine piece of gear that will easily handle 100# and up. There are many modifications and alot of money you can spend on it, but it isn't necessary. Spool it up right and go for it, the single speed and lower gers make it more challenging on your hands and arms, but you will no doubt have fun and honor your father. TIGHT LINES.
     
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    Fish it! Show respect to the old man and go slay a giant who cares if it kicks your ass it’s fishing, the stoke you will have with killing a tuna on your dads gear will be worth it.
     
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    Amadeus Well-Known "Member"

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    2x

    Use your youth to your advantage. If you land a 100+ lb fish on it, that's one up on anyone who only fishes 2-spds.
     
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  5. caballo del mar

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    I caught a 300 lber on a one speed. Go for it.
     
  6. bradnoble

    bradnoble Backcountry Snowboarder

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    I caught the bluefin in my avitar (estimated at 135 lbs) on a Penn 4/0 older than your reel on 50 lb big game mono, yes it can be done!
     

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