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Just aquired an 8000fa. Will be using to jig with a 400gram OTIx2. Would also like to throw topwaters to tuna in the GOM (using another rod of course). I'll be fishing from a private boat. What size line should I use? I was thinking Daiwa Boat Braid 80#(PE6). Will it hold enough of the PE6 for topwater tuna?

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Pe 4 if you need the line capacity or Pe 5 if you need the line strength.

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I'd really like to try PE5 line or around 60-70# line. I've got some of the Daiwa "55#" PE4 on a Saltiga 20 for snapper jigging and it's super thin and I would like something a little heavier. Would I be better off with Tufline XP/Supeior Suffix type or Daiwa Boat Braid/Varias Jigging line for casting? I don't have expierence with casting spinning reels with braid.

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I'd really like to try PE5 line or around 60-70# line. I've got some of the Daiwa "55#" PE4 on a Saltiga 20 for snapper jigging and it's super thin and I would like something a little heavier. Would I be better off with Tufline XP/Supeior Suffix type or Daiwa Boat Braid/Varias Jigging line for casting? I don't have expierence with casting spinning reels with braid.

Gary

I have the Varivas tuna in Pe 5 on my 8000. I tested it at 74lbs and got 270 yards on it.

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8000FA is perfect for casting and jigging with PE-4 55lb Daiwa Boat Braid.
One spool PE-4 300m is perfect fit on the reel spool.

You can filled it up with PE-5 70lb Daiwa Boat Braid but less line capacity(250-270m).

I have couple spools filled with PE-4 and PE-5 Daiwa Boat Braid.
 
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