Okuma Makaira 8II What's it good for?

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  1. J.AkuHed

    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So I can get a Mak8II for a good deal, what's it good for? 350yds/50# braid, hi gear:4.7:1 & lo gear: 2.1:1, max drag at full:34-lbs, drag at strike 27-lbs
    40# 2speed?

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    School tuna? It's obviously not meant for cows, but with the right rod it would be great for tossing bait to school tuna or yellows.
     
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    Does she come with it ! Then jump all over it ....Lol
     
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    tossing bait on it on my super seeker FL76
    also doubles up on throwing the lighter jigs
     
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    I put 70# Daiwa Braid on mine for 40# fluoro, with an old GUSA rod and it has replaced the JX 6/3 for anything 40#. Halibut, WSB, flyline bait, dropper loop, yo-yo, etc. It's very comfortable.
     
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    Kaya is my fantasy reel caddy! I wish!
    I'm building a Phenix PHD760H, 20-50# and I guess it can fit between my Saltist 35LDII and my JX6/3. New 30#=40# bait outfit.
     
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    Actually the JX 6/4 will fit between the Saltist and the Makaira 8.
     
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    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Well, not line capacity wise. . .
     
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    problem with the makaira 8 is it has twice the balls than line capacity! for 30-40# line the andros is better as it holds more line and is lighter in weight.the down side is it doesn't have the drag of the makaira. plenty for it's intended use though!
     
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    True that, but the deal is on the Mak8. . .
     
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    Get it. You'll figure out something to do with it...
     
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    Done! Maybe there's a way to extend yardage on this baby like they do to the Mak8's bigger brethern, like 200yds 30# braid coupled with 200yds 50#. Just sayin. . .
     
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    I must admit I don't think we need more than 350yds of line. I have been down sizing all my gear in the last few years and I have gotten away from the notion that I need all that line. It will prolly bite me in the ass one day, but thus far I have had zero issues. I would put the 350yds of 50lb braid and i would fish it at 30-40 or 50. JMHO
     
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    450 yrds of JB #40 hollow. It tests higher and can fit #50 mono.
     
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    Is there any difference casting hollow braid vs solid?
     
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    I was wrong, it is the Mak 10 that holds 450 yrds of #40 hollow
     
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    Remember line is going to be getting thinner and thinner so that 8 in a few years will be able to hold more line
     
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    No, if anything the 40 hollow would cast better (should be slightly smaller diameter).

    As far as capacity goes, There was that other thread where everyone was all "more more more is better" and I don't buy it either.

    If you are trying for a PB tuna and have some kind of desperate need to win the jackpot then I guess so, but you also are gonna be carrying a reel that weighs twice as much as it should for 99% of the time. Yes, I have seen my share of guys get spooled and so have I...so what? Good fish story.

    I've never won the JP in nearly 30 years LR and probably haven't entered one in 20 years. I would rather enjoy my fishing than get into all that drama. And part of enjoying my fishing is going as light as I can for 99% of what comes over the rail. And NO (lol) that does not include the lightest leader as often the "you need 20lb Fluoro to get bit" is bs. What you need is a hot bait well fished.

    If you get 400+ of jb hollow 40 on your Mak 8II and fish loop to loop connections on it you will be able to pull harder than 100% of the guys fishing 50 Solid with tied connections on any other rig unless they are masters of the PR knot (not likely). I bet you couldn't even break JB 40 (ABS ~60LBs) on a Mak 8 no matter how hard you tried. It simply will not make enough drag.

    Salute

    ps sorry for the rant, enjoy your Mak braddah.
     
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  19. steelfish

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    damn John, this coment put me like this (an inch) to convince me to get me a Mak10 over a mak15 to fish on the North Cortez Sea, I would be happy to fit 300yds of hollow 80 JB on it, I dont think I would need more, we never let the fish run like fishing in the pacific sea.
    I still havent bought it, tho.
    still havent make my mind on a mk10, mk15 or go big and get a mk16
     
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    I'm showing my age, but back in the day, 350yds was a lot. Rarely had more than 300yds on any reel. Penn 50SW held 350yds of 100lb mono. Granted, back-up reels were common on big fish but we still caught fish. Most of my jigmasters had 250 to 275 yds, caught some big tuna 60-92lbs on them, never got spooled. Reels are MUCH more capable now.
     
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