Well I went against all better knowledge and got a daiwa slt 30 reel. I kept to the crowder rod but I havent spooled the reel yet. i may up it to 130# berkley spectra or ill just stay 80#. with the extra capacity on the slt I can get a longer toshot of hi test so im happy. What do you guys think? i know that the 30 size should suit me better on the makos and the yfts and the capacity will let me troll farther back for whites doardo sails and hoos. well any ideas on the spectra test and opinions on the reel are appreciated as always.