Stella 8000fa - What size line and how much?

Discussion in 'Reels' started by gmack, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

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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?

    Gary
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    60lb braid will be an idea line size for that reel, JMO
     

  3. crazyjigr

    crazyjigr Senior Member

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    It will hold 330 yd of 55lb boat braid
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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

    d-a
     
  5. Stevedallas28

    Stevedallas28 Junior member

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    crazy jigger nailed it. the 300m 55 pound spool of diawa boat braid fills it perfectly.
     
  6. gmack

    gmack Senior Member

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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
     
  7. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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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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  8. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

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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.