Line capacity for local yellowtail and yellowfin

Salmondave22

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How much line capacity do I need for my 25# rig when fly lining for local yellowtail and yellowfin?
I am thinking about using my Accurate Boss 400N that I normally use for salmon.
 
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With the advent of spectra.... Most anything that holds 25lb line has capacity to stop a yellowtail.
 
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    I'm assuming that you are referring to school size yt and yft.
    Line capacity doesn't seem that important to me.
    I caught a 55# bft on a Lexa 300 last year. That reel doesn't really hold that much line. It only got skinny once during the fight.
    You should have no problems with your Accurate.
     

    titos334

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    200yds total for the off change you get a 40-50lb YFT. Yellowtail will touch bottom or kelp before they'd spool you so not a concern at all and never heard of an offshore YT spooling anyone.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    I got an 85# bft on my dx2-400 with 65# spectra and didn't come close to getting spooled. My bv-300 with 300 yds of 50# MC and a 40# topshot has caught wahoo. 300yds of whatever should be good if your drag is set appropriately.
     
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    Salmondave22

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    Thank you everyone for your replies, they were very helpful. It looks like I will will be using my 400N in San Diego this year. This will be my first time fishing Southern Cal in 30 years. My last trip was on the Shogun. I was a starving student, lean and mean, and had a head full of hair. Now I am retired, a little pudgy, and bald. I have 3 trips on the Shogun this summer. I can’t wait.