The offshore bug is biting hard and if all goes as planned I'll make my first trip on the TFF tuna trip later this year. I've been told don't worry about gear as there will be plenty of extra to borrow from the regulars but I'm too much of a tackle 'ho to miss an opportunity to justify buying more! Looking over this board and several others I have some ideas but the more I study the more confused I get. Looks to me I need 2 outfits minimum to be outfitted, one conventional for chunkin' and deep drop and a spinner for topwater. Of the two the spinner looks to be fairly straight forward, something like a Saragosa on an OTI rod comes to mind spooled with 65# braid and a mono topshot. The conventional is where I'm confused. I see recommendations for reels ranging from Penn Baja Specials (discontinued as I understand) to Avet HX's, Avet 30/2's, 30 series Penns, and Accurate 665's. My thinking based on what I've read is that I need somewhere around 300-400 yds of 65-80# braid with a mono topshot. Am I thinking correctly here regarding line capacity? Seems like I need a minimum max drag of 20-25 #'s. True or not?? As to rods for the conventional I'm not sure on but seems something like the OTI 600gr jigging rod is in the ballpark. What are ya'lls thoughts??