My son just got a JX 2speed MC, and he will be pairing it with a Calstar 800M. I'm wondering whether to put 65 lb, or 80 lb. braided line on the reel as it will be his 40 to 50 lb. outfit. Any thoughts?
800M is an ideal 30lb rod. Its a little light for 40, and way too light for 50.
Also, the JX is a great 30-40lb reel. I would step up to G2 version if your going to fish 50lb, maybe even a raptor version. 65lb spectra is perfect for backing, I have around 250 yards on mine, with room for a 75ish yard topshot of 40lb mono.