Kite Reel. 50 or bigger?

Bearwell

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Jan 15, 2008
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Chris
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I also bought an 80 to fish on the Rooster at Hurricane Bank. Step splice 300yd/200# yellow to 100yd/200# to 800yd/130#. Probably could get away with 200yd/200# to keep the 200# in the clip. Had all of the 300yds of yellow line plus more in the air once. One advantage of the 80 is the high retrieve speed to try to pick up as much line as possible before it comes tight.

For lower banks kite fishing, when that was done, I use a 50W step spliced 150yd/200# to 350yd/130# to 400yd/100#. They don't fly the kite as far from a drifting boat or from one of the high spots. 4:1 gears to take up the line fast.

I use a 30 for kite fishing at Alijos or Guadalupe.

I need to use a harness/plate for the 80 as it does get heavy after a while in kite jail.

Chris
 
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