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Hi guys, im new to the forum and am getting a new Penn Intl Torque with a Freestyle rod. I was wondering what size braid i should throw on. I will be doing alot of kingfishing, AmberJack, Grouper, Snapper, and Wahoo. Mainly for jigging and maybe for some drifting/Chunking. Any advice will be nice. Thanks-Garrett
 
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i can't recall what the capacity of that reel is, but if you were only doing grouper/AJ then 300 yds would be plenty. if you plan on doing wahoo/kingfish then I'd spool about 600yds on.

my guess is you can get 600 yds of 65lb braid or so.

it'll also depend how much drag you're fishing.
 

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The 300 is rated to hold 360yds of 80lb braid, and you might be able to get 400 or so of 65, maybe more if you wet packed it, or spooled it under heavy pressure.
 

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did you compare the Freestyle to the Trevala? never fondle a Freestyle yet but Trevalas is too noodle for me....gave mine away.
 

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Spooled one the other day with about 100yds of 100 lb JB solid and top
of 80lb Dawia Saltiga Dendho 300yds.
Nice fit I thought.
 

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they look like pretty good rods, are they a lot stronger and less "noodly" than the trevallas?
 
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