Hxj Raptor recommendation

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  1. Sagedaddy

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    I know it’d make a great whoo reel but not goin long in the near future. I’d like to be able to use it more for local tuna. It’s currently on a uc 76predator and would like to be to use it for 50-60 topshot stuff. I was only able to get around 300 yds of 80 izor solid. Any thoughts on other brands of 80 braid for more capacity or just drop down to 65lb?
     
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    80# Pro Spec. It's all I use. Strong and gives you more capacity.
     
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    You can re-spool the reel with a thinner line if you don't feel comfortable, but I have to say that unless you run into Godzilla you are going to be fine with that Raptor and 300 yards of 80# braid. You have a lot of power in that reel and rod, don't be afraid to PULL on that fish!
     
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    Maxquatro or prospec. I know Eric's tackle carries prospec I just put on 450yrds of 80lb on a valiant 600n
     
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    Using Daiwa J Braid multi color. Almost Same diameter as MaxQ (.43 vs .41) but I like to know the depth when chunking for YFT.
     
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    I woke up at about the same time this morning thinking about my Tiburon SST that is in a paper lunch bag after I took it apart and could not put it back together again.
    With respect to the HX raptor j or hxj raptor, haven't you noticed the J as in jigs.
    It is truly and outstanding 50 lb surface iron reel. I pair with a 9 ft 2 in heavy Phoenix rod. It is the perfect outfit to fish a jri 4 or 5. As for other uses that is up to you. When I purchase my hxj raptor need low gear ratio was 2.4 to 1. I understand that it is now 1.9 to 1. Certainly that expands be used to bair fishing. With mag cast control it can became a true "work horse" fishing on a pitching deck. And frankly, with that 1.9:1 ratio you "own" what you snag.
     
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    Are u sure the HXJ has a 1.9 low gear? On the Avet web site it is listed as 2.4. The HX and the HXW low gears have been changed to 1.9.
     
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    300 hundred yards is plenty of line on a HXJ. If you think about it that is 3 football fields.
     
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    It's a great yoyo reel!
     
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    I've been using 100#JB hollow with 7' 100# floro for wahoo on Rooster,same setup for Alaskan halibut 180# biggest, think it's thinner than 80lb
     
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    And even the printed specs my not be 100%. What I can state is the reel paired with a 5’2” Blackhole Cape Cod Special landed numerous yft from 40 to 120 pounds and a couple of halibut over 70 pounds with no problem. Low gear is also a dream pulling heavy weights off the bottom fishing deep for halibut.
     
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