What Drag Setting for 100lb Spectra ?

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  1. Bite1

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    Going on my first multi day tuna trip. Got the 20 visx loaded with 100lb JB Hollow and wondering how to set the drag at strike. I usually use the 30 percent rule but I've never fished line this heavy. I'm using it on a 7'4 rod to fish heavy flat falls with a short 200lb leader.

    What do you guys recommend for drag at strike?
     
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    I have my similar set up set around 20lbs at strike.
     
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    Have Mak 20’s and 30’s. 26-28 pounds at strike.
     
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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the info.
     
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    Too light
     
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    What do you have yours set at? I have mine at 24 at strike and 42 at full.
     
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    Both of mine are at 25lbs at strike
     
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    I do 30 lbs
     
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    I use a 16 VIsx and it’s set to 30# at strike. Don’t be intimidated by the setting, you don’t have to go straight to strike upon getting picked up. You can work your way up to the full strike setting as you feel more comfortable during the fight. The problem you are trying to avoid is not having enough overall drag and having to go to freespool to change the setting during the fight. If needed, you can use the second stop that comes with the reel for an in-between setting, but I find using the numbers on the frame is plenty for me to adjust with. Best of luck to you, have a great trip.

    Kevin
     
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    I use 30#. Why use 20# and treat it like it’s a 60# rig? You can determine where it’s 20# and put a sticker there if you want to stop short of strike.
     
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    i set mine up from 28- 30lbs
     
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    I’ll get more than that at full. I like to take it easy when the fish first strikes. Like it to take some line instead of head shaking. Then I increase the drag. On a jig rod I don’t think I would trust myself to constantly stop the lever at some sticker, especially if I just got smacked on the drop.
     
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    Use the second strike stop and set it at 20-22#. easy peasy. The reel comes with one on the reel and one in the box. If I remember correctly when I set mine to 30 each number on the side of the reel was 5 more pounds except once I went past the normal strike setting from the factory. You might very well need 40 or more for a big fish that won’t budge in the circles.
     
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    28-30 is good. Don't slam it up to strike like you do with 25#. Ease it up there. Most importantly... keep smiling till they git er to gaff.
     
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    Thanks for all the input guys. Super helpful!
     
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