I fished with Benny Florentino and used his Tranx 500 on Teramar jig sticks. I think they were set up with 80lb Maxcuatro and a very short top shot of 60 or 50lb mono. The mono was just long enough to be a little short of the level wind device on the reel and hang the jig the correct distance for casting. He used this set up to cast a Tady 45 into or around the kelp and not lose jigs. It felt a little strange at first but actually worked very well. I have the same setup now.Anyone tie their irons straight to spectra with no leader??? Being a reaction bite with iron figure it could work.