Hey all, after a trip to the channel islands I am truly hooked on wsb/yellowtail fishing. Right now I only have a daiwa lexa 400 paired with a phenix 808 abyss which has 50lb braid on it. That was fine and dandy for the wsb and small yellowtail that were present. However I have since been invited on two lr tuna trips. I was basically looking at getting a rod/reel to deal with 40-50 pounders max and it to focus on live line and irons. I have tried out an avet reel and fell in love with it but am open to other options. Would ideally like to spend less than 400 on the reel and less than 350 on the rod. I was already looking at the Avet mxJ/Jx two speed and the phenix slow pitch titan.