Just called the boat I sail with up here in the NE to ask about the use of spectra.... That didn't go so well. I asked what kind of restrictions they have regarding the use of spectra as a backing on the reels. I told them ill have at least 150yds of mono top shot on my trolling setup, and about 75 on my jigging. They flat out said NO! I either fish straight mono or wind up like an annorexic offensive lineman, ridin' the bench ( sorry my futile attempt at humor in this darkening situation) ... so what do i do ? I wanna jig because it deversivies my methods and gives me a better chance to land a tuna say if im not hookin up on the chunck or troll i could slip a jig and see if that works but .... I guess not. Where do I go from here ?