So here is my dilemma. I am about to head out on my third 14 day trip and have always followed the recommendations of the captain and crew as to what line and hook size and strength to use when fishing for big tuna. 6/0 Super Mutu tied to 130 lb. Flouro. So far I have not had a single failure or chew off (in fact last year I landed every fish that picked up my bait) but I feel that I am not getting bit as well as I might. I am almost always getting bit because I am the only one fishing an area at that time or I am doing something no one else is. If I were to drop down to 100 or even 80 lb and use a slightly lighter hook (5/0 or 6/0 mutu)would I be giving up way to much just to get more bites. I am sure that the crew would not be all that happy with this move. Even though 80 lb spectra seems to often test out somewhere near 120. Is the only reason to avoid fishing 80 lb spectra with 100 Flouro due to less abrasion resistance or safety factor associated with unnoticed nicks or damage to the line from tangles etc.? Seems like every day the captain tells us not to go in the water with anything less than 130 and recommends using a 6/0 Super Mutu or similar hook.