On my last trip no one hooked a BFT on anything bigger than 30#, I looked and my oversized bass rod with a cardiff 400 and left it in the rack, was catching YT pretty good on my Tranx 400 and a jig but got me feeling like I need something that can handle a 50+ lb BFT with 50/65lb braid and 30 or 40# flouro leader. I have a Daiwa sealine X30 full of braid(I know i should have brought it) but second guessing the drag on it. thinking about getting an avet SX6/4 and possibly upgrading my rod from 7' to 7'6" or 8" for better casting. I could fish the Sealine on a 7' rod and not spend any money, just curious if its worth missing a trip next month to get a better setup.... I have the big stuff covered with a TLD30II and FTN40nLD2 for flat falls and sinker rigs. just need a solid live bait rig.