I'm interested to hear from people who have caught cows recently fishing jigs at SCI and understand how much line got smoked off the reel. The last one I caught was 100lb class and didn't take much more line than a scrappy YFT half the size would have run away with. After two big runs then settled up and down and it was tug-o-war with the same line for awhile. I feel like it really comes down to drag, using the rail and pulling hard. I would guess a lot of guys on here fish reels with 500 yards of spectra on them tops. I could be wrong. My understanding is a lot of these guys with 1000+ yards of line need it if they are fishing balloons and kites simply to get the bait away from the boat. Jig fishing is in 200ft-500ft of water.