LX 2 speed

CHUBACA6

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The Acet website says the LX has 15 lbs max drag on strike/20 lbs max drag setting. Which is the one you use to determine what size line you can use on this reel?Trying to figure out if I can fish 50#on it or is it to close to the max drag setting?Thanks appreciate the help
 

OFN

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A lot of people do, but I feel the JX and LX are excellent 30 to 40 lb class reels. If you want to fish 50 lb the HX would be a better choice.
 

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My LX/JX reels are only good to 30lb. After that, handle pressure becomes an issue. But, my JX/LX are from 2005 so I don't know what might have been done to get more drag. The drag washer is the same. It does not seem to matter if you fish your reel at strike or full, 12lbs of drag makes the same pressure on the bearing whether it's in strike or full. I want the handle to spin under it's own weight if that tells you anything. The HX seems a much better way to go for 40-50lb.
 
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hucklongfin

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Go based on strike. The JX/LX are good 40# reels.
 

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Awesome for forty. I'd say the jx is a little overkill but wouldn't have a problem fishing 30 and the lx is a little light but wouldn't have a problem fishing with 50. If you want to put the maximum drag fifty lb line will handle, get the HX. It's quite a bit beefier.
 

mmayo

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I use this reel for 40 and my JX for 40 or 30. They can fish harder than you think. Almost everytime we gaffed a fish and checked the drag after the fight - it was TIGHT. Do not listen to the talk about handle stuff when you tighten the drag - I made these comments too after using the reels in my den or garage. On the boat and especially after you have caught a few fish you get more drag and the handle issue vanishes. You turn the handle and the fish comes in - you do not notice binding at all. They catch fish up to and above 100 pounds - tough fish. You will be worked not the reel. We took apart many reels that caught 10 or more 60-100 pound fish this year and the drags looked new. Buy one fish it and you will see. Other reels are great too and buy them too if you wish.
 

CHUBACA6

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Thank you for your responses.I am going to put some 40# test on it
 

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My LX/JX reels are only good to 30lb. After that, handle pressure becomes an issue. But, my JX/LX are from 2005 so I don't know what might have been done to get more drag. The drag washer is the same. It does not seem to matter if you fish your reel at strike or full, 12lbs of drag makes the same pressure on the bearing whether it's in strike or full. I want the handle to spin under it's own weight if that tells you anything. The HX seems a much better way to go for 40-50lb.

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