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So, how much line do you really need when Tuna fishing? ? My Tuna fishing will be done off shore NJ. Any help would be great. Thanks!
 
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agreed. for chunking i probably have 650 yds, 500 of braid and 150 topping. this is on a 30-size reel, so its nothing too monstrous.
 

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I am guessing that is the suggested length for tuna jigging correct?

Does it differ for chunking with conventionals?




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You are correct, that was a estimate based on my personal feelings for jigging. You need atleast 350 yards IMHO for jigging because you are always vertical. If you chunking or deep dropping for swords, tuna/bigeye and paying out loads of line 350 wont be enough. For that style of fishing you will need at least a 50W loaded to the brim
 

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YMMV,

In the canyons, where you have a chance at a nice bigeye, I'd stick to at least 600 yds of 100 or 500 yds of 130. A standard 50 will do you just fine and probably handle all you will encounter.

That said, I am not a fan of wide reels for stand-up. If you're going for bait fishing, I'd stick to an Accurate 50 Topless type reel.
 
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