popping with 6000fa??

Discussion in 'Reels' started by baldurs390, May 4, 2009.

  1. baldurs390

    baldurs390 Senior Member

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    will be fishing in the northeast for school tuna up to 100lbs

    first questions.... will the 6kfa be able to handle these?

    should i get a 8k spool if i was to use this?

    which rod would you recommended ??
     
  2. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    where? the cape? if so, i'd recommend a larger reel. You may be able to land some with that reel but it is not ideal. I'd say a 10k + would be ideal, since some of the fish may be over 150lbs.

    tuna sniper 80lb rod or regular OTI 80lb popping rod would be a good match. ive got the 50lb tuna sniper and i think it can handle fish up to about 120lbs or so.
     

  3. baldurs390

    baldurs390 Senior Member

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    tuna sniper 40 to 60 or the oti 50lb?
     
  4. peterk814

    peterk814 Senior Member

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    Andy landed a 267 bluefin on a 6kfa with an 8k spool last year.
     
  5. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    tuna sniper 40 to 60 or the oti 50lb?


    Bret has the 40-60lb Tuna sniper AKA 50lb since thats the middle of its usable range

    d-a
     
  6. njnicka

    njnicka Senior Member

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    I agree if you get the 8k spool you'll be fine, unless you get one over 250lbs. I had a 136 lbr on my 6k with the 8 spool last season!!