What #braid for Talica 12 ii

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    Hey guys, I’m a newbie fishing for these large BFT out of San Diego. I just bought a new Talica 12 ii a couple days ago and was hoping to get some advice. The Talica is my only 2-speed, I also have an Avet LX and a Torium 16. How should I have my reels set-up? The LX has 80# spectra and the Tor 16 has 50#.
     
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    I have ~500+ yds of 80lb Maxcuatro on my 12ii, you may not need that much but mine is set up for Guadalupe.
     
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    Also wondering if I should set-up the Talica for live bait or Yo Yo. 80# Maxcuatro is what I am thinking as well.
     
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    I just bought a 12II and loaded it with 80# MaxCuatro as well.
     
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    Go with 80# for sure, if you ever make it to Guadalupe you'll need it! I put 80# Pro Spec on mine.
     
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    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I put 65lb regular power pro on mine. Fits around 425yds and I biggest leader i fish on it is 60 and rarely 80. I mainly fish local waters-ish
     
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    Thanks everybody, this helps a lot! I just need to figure out if I should put a short flouro top shot or go longer mono to flouro. I’m thinking using 60# mono to 60# flouro.
     
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    500?! You must mean 400, that's about as much as you can slap onto the 12. Thw 80# MC is the way to go, it's about a dollar more per 100 yards for extra capability/peace of mind.

    The 12 would be better for straight braid to short fluoro, if you want to run a mono topshot of any usable length you'd probably want a 16 to get appropriate line capacity for 50# or 60# bait. I bought my 12 nearly unused because the original owner wanted more line for 50# bait, now it sits with 400y 80# MC and pulls double duty for flatfalls/yoyo/heavy bait til I can buy another one. And a dedicated yoyo setup.

    And a boat.
     
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    I can only tell you what I was charged for when it was spooled and it was for 500 yds of 80lb Maxcuatro.
     
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    500 yds of 80# maxcuatro fit on my 12ii.
    Almost 500 yds maxcuatro 65lb fit on my 10ii.
     
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    80 Maxcuatro with a 60, 80 or 100 pound leader for these bigger fish. A lot have been coming deep on the bigger Flat Fall jigs. The heavy leader is mostly for protection against their teeth.

    You can go with a little less braid and run about 50 yards of 50 or 60 mono with a short FC leader for bait.
     
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    Got sawed off on 80 lb fluoro about 15 feet from the boat a few weeks ago. Easily over 100 lbs. It REALLY sucked that I got a good look at him before he sawed me off.
    F'n heartbreaker!
    Throwing the Flatfalls on a Talica 20 with 100lb spectra and a 130lb fluoro leader for the rest of the season! If I need more casting distance it will be time to break out the spinning gear with a 100lb fluoro leader. Hopefully I won't have to go that light.
     
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    Fish heavy top shots if your fishing jigs they won't know the difference
    And fish heavy drag lay the wood to them from the start
    You pull them out of that thermal climes they will give up quick
     

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