12 loaded with #80 braid.I have the 12 (the 10 was too narrow for my fat thumb) paired with a United Composites CE 900 Monster. I will say that the reel added 15 to 20 yards to my casts when compared to my old TLD 20/40 star or my lexa 400. I have 65# braid backing with 80 yds. of 40# mono top shot.
How is the drag on the 5 vs the 10 when fighting a decent fish? Is it a noticeable difference? By that I am asking if the 5 feels like a less powerful reel than the 10....or does it just feel lighter and smaller? Thanks
Thanks for your comments on this reel. Are you using it primarily as a live bait set up or do you throw iron etc. with it?
What rod do you have it on?