JX 2 speed 6/3 MC line capacity

bkaz

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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?
 

arenpilav41

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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.
-Aren
 
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hucklongfin

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I've got 400yds of 65# spectra on my JX Raptor with a 50# topshot. I think my JX 6/3 has 300yds of 65# spectra with a 40# topshot.
 
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bkaz

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Well I got the non-hollow core braided line and I am putting it on myself. Do you use mono, duct tape, electrical, etc. as a backing for the braid to "bite" on? Thanks again.
 

JTL750

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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.
-Aren
Agree. You need to step up to a heavier rod if you're going to be fishing #40.

And I got 500 yards of #65 power pro with 10 yards of #40 floro on mine.