What is the correct pressure I set my drag at if using 80lb Daiwa Boat braid. I have it fully spooled on a Saragosa 18000. Should it by 25% of 80?
Any info appreciated.
Based on my testing of 55# and 70#, and unless you check the line yourself, assume that its actual breaking strength is 75 lbs. If you tie an ordinary knot, based on the 75 lb. assumption it will break at 45 lbs. Peak drag, when your reel. 15 to 16 lbs. would be the top initial drag that I'd recommend.
If you tie a Bimini, SIG or P.R. knot you could go to 18 lbs. initial drag and be safe. But that would be a lot for the reel.