Dx2-400n applications??

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game killer

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Greetings fellow bd'rs. I was looking into getting a nice live bait reel that can handle the local tails and tuna that have been showing up. I plan on running 30-40# fluoro and will be fishing mainly 3/4 and overnighters. Does this thing have enough balls to handle a 70# tuna? Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to spend the $$$ and be disappointed. Anyone have any revies on this?

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hucklongfin

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For bait I'd go with the 400 over the 400n. That n is only about thumb width which might be fine for jigging but is lacking in capacity.
 
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Greetings fellow bd'rs. I was looking into getting a nice live bait reel that can handle the local tails and tuna that have been showing up. I plan on running 30-40# fluoro and will be fishing mainly 3/4 and overnighters. Does this thing have enough balls to handle a 70# tuna? Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to spend the $$$ and be disappointed. Anyone have any revies on this?

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You could probably get by with a 400n if you fill it with 40 hollow.
 
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game killer

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Sweet thanks for the help. When u say jigging u mean a surface iron, right? Would the 400 series be sufficient or do I need to bump up to the 500 for live bait? Not worried about the line capacity, as it looks like it will hold 300+ yards of 50#, and i stay on top of having a full spool. Im more concerned with the ability to handle a big fish on such a small reel. Realistically i probably won't catch megaladon, but landing my first tuna would be great. Thanks again BD!
 
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hucklongfin

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I meant vertical jigging. A good cast with a surface iron and you'd have the spool mostly empty with a 400n unless you fish almost straight spectra.

For bait, I'd go with straight spectra (~300yds of 50# spectra) with a short leader of 30-40# fluoro.
 
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Greetings fellow bd'rs. I was looking into getting a nice live bait reel that can handle the local tails and tuna that have been showing up. I plan on running 30-40# fluoro and will be fishing mainly 3/4 and overnighters. Does this thing have enough balls to handle a 70# tuna? Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to spend the $$$ and be disappointed. Anyone have any revies on this?

Thanks
Yes
 
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Greetings fellow bd'rs. I was looking into getting a nice live bait reel that can handle the local tails and tuna that have been showing up. I plan on running 30-40# fluoro and will be fishing mainly 3/4 and overnighters. Does this thing have enough balls to handle a 70# tuna? Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to spend the $$$ and be disappointed. Anyone have any revies on this?

Thanks
Spend the money? Lol...welcome to the crack house!!!!
 
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dirtybirds

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I have the older the BX2-400N and it's my favorite reel of all my Accurates. Super light, good power, fish it all day without any issues. Line capacity has never been an problem for me.. However a 70# Tuna might be a bit much for it.. For any Yellow Tail and Mid size Tuna its awesome..
 
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Greetings fellow bd'rs. I was looking into getting a nice live bait reel that can handle the local tails and tuna that have been showing up. I plan on running 30-40# fluoro and will be fishing mainly 3/4 and overnighters. Does this thing have enough balls to handle a 70# tuna? Anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to spend the $$$ and be disappointed. Anyone have any revies on this?

Thanks
You should consider the slightly bigger 500N. I have two of them and they performed very well on my recent 5 day. That 400 size looks small to me.
 
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imasam

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I have a single speed 270 it is approximately the same size as the 400. It is small and compact like the DX2 400. It is light weight and easy to handle. Having the extra capacity will be nice if you run across the 70lb blue fin in the local waters. You said 3/4 days and overnighters. The accurate real is tough and the drags are great. I have used 30 &40 pound mono on top of 50lb spectra for years on. The 40 to 45lb yellowtail were fun to handle at Guadalupe island. I caught 13 yellows in the 30lb range on one trip. I recommend the wider reel..Just because it is nice to have the extra line and the reel is already small comfortable and well balanced. I love using it with my 6.5 ft grafighter (20 to 50lb class stick). I use it with 20,30,40 and 50 lb test line .. the reel handles it. And as I get older the short stick is real comforting. If you have the slightly extra line capacity you will feel more comfortable when you get the 70lb (or 100Lb) fish hooked..
 
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imasam

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I have a the Boss Extreme 500, the Boss Magnum 870N, the Dauntless 400 and the old single speed 270. On my last trip I took them all and only used the single speed 270. If it ever crashes I will replace it with a boss extreme single speed in the 400 size. The 870N is used for yo-yoing. The 870N could get low on line... but with 40lb test most local fish are easy to bring in. On 70 to 100 lb fish I would prefer the 400 and 500 wide reels.
 
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Sounds like good advice. The 400 or 500N are my picks for local fishing for the school to 70 lb fish. They hold about the same amount of line but the bigger diameter will get more line per crank and the drag is 4 to 5 lbs more with the difference in diameter.
Pretty sweet little reel. Thanks for the interest in our products and sharing all the information in his buying decision.
 
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If you're fishing on a private boat, the 400n will destroy a 70# tuna. If you're on a charter boat, the 400n will still handle the 70# tuna, but realistically, the 500n with 65# spectra, and 40# flouro is the reel to get it done with. I love my narrows (400n, 500n, 600xn, 600n)!!!!! "Small reels, big fish"
 
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For 3/4 and overnight trips...

Buy a Diawa Sealine40 then spend the remaining $$$ and buy a rod, another rod and reel, the ever elusive Flat Fall jig and have enough left over to cover the galley tab.

When you start fishing 1.5 and longer or head down south, then bring the primo gear.

I know you want the good stuff but bringing an Accurate on a 3/4 day is like taking a Ferrari to go get groceries.
 
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