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Good Spinning for Schoolies

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Trying to decide whether I should buy a new spinner for the January Tuna Trip.
Currently using an Okuma Epixor EB80.
Will this reel handle YFT at all?
Really thinking of getting into a Penn 950/9500. Any opinions of both would be great!
Even a some uprgrades to my reel would work???
Otherwise I basically need a rig that will do the trick!
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I dont have experience with YFT yet. But fishing in florida for kings, and also bottom fishing for snapper and grouper I have done. YOu might want to consider the new Penn Slammer 760. I got one and spooled it with a little over 500 yds of powerpro 50lb braid. The drag comfortably locks down at 22lb. Which is fine for me in a spinner. Its not my stella 20000 of my saltiga 6500 which I have both. I do not have experience with the accurate twinspin. I do have their boss 870 2-speed. I would let accurate work out the bugs in the first version. The stella is on version 4 now. For what that is worth.

I have cought 60lb wahoo on my stella 8000 that has 40 lb braid on it with no problem.

I hope this helps.
Let me rephrase the no problem with the wahoo. It was fun and it was a fight, but I always had at least 1/4 of my line at least on the spool. Fight was around 15 - 20 minutes. So no it was not a pushover at all. Just fun.
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