Gorilla 12 & OTI 80lb capacity

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Jason4606, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    I've searched threads and think I'm close on this, just not 100% sure...

    I have a 20K SW full of 80lb OTI braid. I want to take it off and put it on a new Gorilla 12.

    My first issue is that I think the 20K has 400yds of 80. I remember it taking all of the last 100yd spool, and I'm pretty sure it was the 4th spool. Just not 100% sure.

    Next question is... should this line on 20K fill up Gorilla 12? I've seen varying capacities posted for Gorilla. Anybody using 80lb OTI that can confirm??

    I don't have a power winder and I'm pretty much laid up in pain from a bad back. Would rather not do trial and error. :eek:

    Can anybody help clear this up?

    Thanks!!
    Jason
     
  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    You got 400yards on the 20k spool, I dont know how much the 12 will take though

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  3. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    OK... Just FYI... I got all 400 yds of OTI 80lb on using ~8-10lbs tension, and it is FULL... (If filling from bulk spool I prob would've stopped around 350yds.) Hopefully some fish will pack it a little tighter on Big E trip. :)
     
  4. stresst

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    I personally dont think its 400yds on the 20k spool , and the 12 should hold about 550 yds if packed tightly
     
  5. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    I personally dont think its 400yds on the 20k spool , and the 12 should hold about 550 yds if packed tightly

    I Know i put 400 yards of the 80lb OTI on my 20000 spool

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  6. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

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    I personally dont think its 400yds on the 20k spool , and the 12 should hold about 550 yds if packed tightly

    ???

    I just did it. It was 400 yards and it completely filled the reel under tension.

    Feel free buying 600yds of line for one. I'm sure TJ won't mind selling 2 more spools. ;) But there is No Way 150 more yds of OTI 80 or 550 yds of any PE 8 will fit.
     
  7. stresst

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