What two Mak SE's?

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  1. JoshuaD

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    I'm trying to decide which two set-ups to go with for our bigger local BFT. I have plenty of setups ranging from 8lb bass outfits up to 60lb but would like to add two heavy rigs to the arsenal. Should I go with a Mak 16se filled with 80 or 100lb spectra and mainly use it for an 80lb (occasional 100lb) outfit for both jigs and bait. A Mak 20se filled with 100 spectra and use it as a 100lb set up (occasional 80 or 130) for both jigs and bait (not sure if it will hold enough line to also use it as a kit rod). A Mak 50se filled with 130 spectra used for both 100 and 130 for all three jigs, bait, and kite.
    I mainly fish from private boats but once a year I do a limited load 2-3 day trip.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    A 20 and what other reel? The 16 or 50?
     
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    If you like the 20, a 30 is a wider version. I use a 16 for 80lb and a 20 (3 of them) for 100, sometimes 80, sometimes 130. Back all of them with Jerry Brown solid 100 spectra. Or spectra of your choice.
     
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    How many yards of 100# braid will the 20 hold?
     
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    I think the 16 sea is what you need. I just got mine filled with 100# JB hallow at 525 yards and have a 25 yard top shot of 80# floro! The rod it's paired with is a 7'6 UC Centaur. I'm gonna ruin some tuna!!
     
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    You're on target thinking both the 16 and 20. That 16 is sweet. Can fish it all day long. I use mine with 80, but use 100 when trolling for wahoo. The 20 is also a great choice for what you're wanting. IMO the best reels straight out of the box.
     
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    Id lean towards the 16 and the 30. If you aren't going to be using it for Kite duty then the 20 is plenty, but the extra line on the 30 or 50 is needed for the kite.
     
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    This was landed on a Makaira 16 with 80 pound Tuff Line Spectra to 80 pound Floro on a Okuma XXXH SCT Rail Rod. It was plenty of line and power for this 175 pounder.

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    Awesome fish, was it on a Yummy or jig?
     
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    Live squid and a 1 oz egg weight.
     
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    I just went through the exact same scenario as you. I bought the Mak SEA 16 for 80# and the 20 for 100#.
     
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    Nail hits head. Put 80 braid on the 16 because it makes a difference if you go to Guadalupe
     
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    For the kite I would go no less than the 50se filled with 130lb hollow and a 200lb wind-on leader. I just purchased this setup and glad I went to a 50W.
     
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    I have every size except the 50. The ones I use the most are the 15, 16 and 20. If I can fish 80, I'd take the 16 all day. The 15 can handle fish up to 150#. The 20 is noticeably more bulky to walk around with if you don't need the capacity. If you're on the kite, the 30 or 50 would be the way to go. For trips up to 7 days, the 10 gets the most use for me.
     
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    That's the set up I just used , Made short work of the BF to 150, I'm sure the 16 can handle much more, unless your going for cows over 200lb stay with the 16 loaded with 100 with 80lb topshot
     
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    80# over 100 is also the way my 16 is rigged. My 20 has a 130# topshot for Wahoo trolling.
     
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    for local tunas, 16SEa is more than enough unless you hook up to a cow, imo...
     
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    this just convinced me to get me a mk15 for goto reel for Gonzaga Bay and golden reef on Sea of Cortez
    got a FT40ld2 but sold it to get me something smaller with some real cojones
     
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    16 SEA will kill a cow just fine 20 gives you more line but not all that much. Only reason to go larger is line capacity for fishing the kite or big baits when you can fish heavy line. Then go with a 50.

    Josh,

    What you listed in your original post makes plenty of sense. Really just depends on the type of fishing you will be doing.
     
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