Question about Dauntless 600N.

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  1. tunafishing69

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    I have a 6 day on the shogun coming up and I was just wonder if i should fish 80lb or 100lb PP?

    Thanks! Thang
     
  2. AKSalmon

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    I'd fish 60 or 80 on that reel...
     
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    65lb gets you about 500yds. 65lb is what should be on that reel
     
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    If your on the Shogun and your going to Guadalupe I would have a minimum of 80 spectra on that reel. Those YFTs are big and you got to put pressure on them to beat Mr Whitey.
     
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    if thats your Glupe reel, get a bigger reel
     
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    Just curious but would the wider 600 Dauntless(Not the Narrow 600N) be ok for the Lupe Y-fin ???
     
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    yeah that accurate dauntless reels are bad ass. 600 is perfect
     
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    The standard 600 Dauntless would be bettor. Your often 100 yds out when you get bit. Think seriously about a 16 sized reel like a Makira SEA 16 or the new Penn VISX 16 for the Lupe. They are cheaper than the Dauntless and hold more line and free spool great with plenty of power.
     
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    thank you all, I will be bringing more than just one reel.

    I will spool power pro maxcuatro 100lb for the Dauntless 600n.

    thanks again.
     
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    You could out 130# or even 200# line on your Dauntless, but you really are pushing that reel if you are fishing it as a 100# reel. Max stated drag is 32 pounds meaning that you'd need to max the drag to make use of 100# line. Personally I worry that I may damage the reel with I sundown the drag on a long fight...
     
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    I have a Dauntless 600N spooled with exactly 500yds of 80lb maxcuatro with enough room for 25' wind on top shot. Paired it with an older GLoomis Hybrid stick. Love that setup.
     
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    I just got back from a 6 day Shogun Guadalupe trip and I caught almost all of my fish on a 600N. I had it filled to the brim with Jerry Brown 80 solid and fished short 5' fluro leaders. I caught several 145lbs, a 155lb and a 165lb that won the jackpot. The biggest fish almost spooled me and I was down to about 50 yards of line when I finally stopped him. The regular 600 would be better for Guadalupe but the 600N will work fine if that is all you have. Just make sure that you have it filled to the top and run a lot of drag. If your drag is too loose the fish will get a hundred or two hundred yards of line on you before you know what happened.
     
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    Hey Mike, Thanks for the tips, My 6 day Shogun Guadalupe trip are on black Friday! Can't wait!
     
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    It has been said before, but the 600N is rated on our sites for 65, but that being said lots of guys will fish 80 on them. The constant critique, especially from those not familiar with the product, is that if you bump to that high a diameter line, you lose too much capacity. Yes, you do lose capacity, but due to the strength of the TwinDrag, you can fish at a higher drag setting, eliminating the need for more line. If you don't let the fish take as much line, you don't need as much line. With the shark problem these days at the Lupe, you are going to be fishing a firm drag anyways, so the apparent "lack" of capacity on the 600 compared to other reels should not be a concern. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions!
     
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    So what max lb line does Accurate recommend spooling the 600N with? Just picked one up and was going to ask this very question.
     
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    It is up to you really, but we either spool up with 65 or 80 depending on the application for our 600 sized reels. Generally if we are fishing 600 sized reels as a surface iron rig for yellowtail, we lean more towards 65 with a top shot, but if we are doing something like fishing a kelp cutter rig, or for things like throwing poppers to BFT, then we may bump to 80 with a top shot. Hope that helps!
     

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