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I just ordered a Stella 20k after wanting one for years and will pair it with an OTI spinner and use them next weekend on the Big E. I've done a fair amount of tuna fishing, but it's all been with bait or chunks-never tried any topwater or jigs for them. I have a couple of reels loaded with 80# and prefer it to the 65# on my Thunnus. I would like to use 80# on the Stella, but someone told me some people prefer the 65# for casting topwaters. I thought about buying a spare Stella spool until I saw how much they cost...I thought about spooling the Stella with 80# and fishing the Thunnus if it didn't work out, but I didn't buy the Stella to leave it sitting on the deck and despite whipping a pretty big wahoo, I'm afraid my little Thunnus might get killed by a yft.