what makaira do you have, and hows it rigged.

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MK80WII on an Okiaya 100-130lb. 600yrds 130lb JB and topped with 130lb IGFA big game mono 30ft 400lb mono - 6ft #19 wire or 8ft 1/16th ss cable. LBSF

 

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Just picked up Makaira 20 SEa spooled with 500 yards 100lb JBH then spliced to 150 yards 130lb JBH, it's going on top of my UC Viper RailDawg.
 

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why do i see some of you guys splicing in heavier braid? we splice in heavy mono for abrasion resistance and use braid backing so we have plenty of line when we do long 300 - 400 yard drops but this is the first i've heard of people splicing in heavier braid instead of running all 100 or all 130.
 

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cost effective method, All 100# jb on even a 30sea is around 900-1000 yards but by splicing in 130 it cuts down the cost
 

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Makaira 8SEa - Phenix PSW700H 50#spectra, 30-50#fluoro topshot
Makaira 10SEa - Phenix PHD700XH 60#hollow, 40-60#fluoro topshot
Makaira 10SEa - Phenix PHD700XH 60#hollow, 40-60#fluoro topshot
Makaira 20SEa - Phenix PHD700X3H 100# hollow/130# hollow, 100/130#fluoro topshot
 

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why do i see some of you guys splicing in heavier braid? we splice in heavy mono for abrasion resistance and use braid backing so we have plenty of line when we do long 300 - 400 yard drops but this is the first i've heard of people splicing in heavier braid instead of running all 100 or all 130.
Using 100 as the backing for 130 will increase the line capacity on a Mak 20 about 20% over using all 130 and as stated is a bit cheaper than using all 100.
 

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Great thread Drufire, thanks!

I'm looking at possibly buying a Mak for an upcoming 6 day but ultimately for a 10-day end of Oct. Leaving on Sunday for the 6 so I need to gear up quickly!
Any advice is much appreciated guys....not to jack the thread...staying on subject :)
 

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Mak 20sea with 500 yards 100 lb JB hollow to 200 yards 100 lb JB solid on a 2x4
Mak 10sea with 500 yards 50 lb JB solid on a 875H
 

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I'm getting a makaira 50w soon, gonna run 800yds of 200lb braid to a 200lb topper. 85lbs of drag, put that baby on the rail and WINCH that 12ft tiger in
 

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Just spoke with Basil and he went with 500 yards of JB 100 hollow then filled it with 130JB hollow another 350 yards, total 850 yards on the Makaira 30II SEa rigged like that.
I see several folks on this thread have spooled up their Makaira 30's first with 3-400 yds of 100lb hollow followed by 3-400 yds of 130 hollow. Is this decision based on cost or some other reason? I figure that the fewer connections you have, the fewer chances for failure IMHO.
 

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I see several folks on this thread have spooled up their Makaira 30's first with 3-400 yds of 100lb hollow followed by 3-400 yds of 130 hollow. Is this decision based on cost or some other reason? I figure that the fewer connections you have, the fewer chances for failure IMHO.
Your able to pack more line on the reel by using the 100 hollow under, while you have the 130 when your putting the pressure on the fish
 

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i have two maks 8&10 they are pricey but what a sweet reel. i fish 30# onthe 8 and 50# on the 10. used mostly for local fishing.your not going to be disappointed.
 
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its nice to see many guys using the Mk15, there are some post on many places telling that is too damn wide.
I just purchased a Mak15 SEa for fishing the North SEa of Corteza (gonzaga Area and golden reef) and needed something light, strong and with some extra line capacity.
I will rig it with 80# hollow and tops of 60/80 mono depending the use, trolling or bait.
as you might know, sharp volcanic rocky bottoms is the main problem here.
 

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The last 100 yards is typically when things get ugly on a sport boat. Tangles, anchor line and extra drag come into play then.
 

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Bump on this thread. Just bought a mak 30 and planning on putting 400 yards jbh of 100lb and the rest 130lb jbh on it. I don't know what rod to get for it and wanted some opinions. Up in the air between 775XXH, SS2X4, and Viper. I was researching and saw the older 2X4 would have been the choice back in 2013 or so but some were saying the newer 2X4 is not the same.
What would your choice rod be and why?
 

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I have that reel and have fished it on a Viper and a older 2x4. Both are great sticks for that reel. I usually prefer the Viper. It has a little faster action than the 2x4 and is lighter in weight. If the weather is up, I go with the 2x4.
 

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I have that reel and have fished it on a Viper and a older 2x4. Both are great sticks for that reel. I usually prefer the Viper. It has a little faster action than the 2x4 and is lighter in weight. If the weather is up, I go with the 2x4.
Is that because your worried the hook will pull with the viper?
 

dh515

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Is that because your worried the hook will pull with the viper?
Yes. Typically in that kind of weather I would be fishing a longer mono top shot for some stretch too.
 

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thanks guys, gives me some things to think about.

Looks like i might lean towards the 10or15 with a 40-60 rod.
Mak 8se on PCH 8' 20-50
2 Mak 10se's both on 7'6 UC Predators. One for 30-40 and one for 50. This set up has slayed BF up to 140lbs for me. My favorite and most versatile set up.
Mak 30 130 JB with similar weighted fluro topshot 770xxh
Mak30 130 JB for 80-100 lb top shots paired to a Rainshadow XXXH.
Mak 20 100JB for 80lb Topshot on a PHC Railrod XXXXH for live bait.

Various Andros setups too. Get the 10se. It's narrower than the 15, but has just as much power and won't give you as much as the dreaded side to side walk as the 15. Just my 2 cents.
 
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I have 2 Mak50se and 2 Mak50wse filled up with 130lb jb hollow with enough room for 150-200yds of either 100 or 130 floro wind ons. But Im east coast I believe the fishing styles are very different.
 

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I have a Mak 10 SEA rigged with 65# line-one & 6’ 40# FC.

Mounted on a 700MH
 

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I have:

Four Mak 20 II SEas, each filled with 100lb hollow
One Mak 20 II SEa filled with 100lb solid
Three Mak 50 II SEas filled with 130lb hollow
One Mak 50W II filled with 130lb hollow