tuna on Avet SX

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by mike garone, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I see guys on the west cost are catching yellowfin up to 80# on avet sx. What are these guys rigging with? I know spectra, but what #. Would love to battle one of these guys with mine some day.

    thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    I see guys on the west cost are catching yellowfin up to 80# on avet sx. What are these guys rigging with? I know spectra, but what #. Would love to battle one of these guys with mine some day.

    thanks,

    Mike

    I don't think they target 80 lbs tuna with the reel. If anybody knows the limit of small SX reel, nobody would try a decent size tuna with the reel.
    If you like to fight tuna with a smaller reel, go with Everol 6/12 which has 30 lbs drag at strike (upgraded).
    The reel is 2/0 size and I caught about dozen tuna upto 90 lbs with the tiny reel.
     

  3. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    my SX held 450 yards (I think, if not 450 then 400) of 50lb Braid
     
  4. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I have 2 SX reels. love 'em, but not for YF. not to say it can't be done,
    the Avet Website intro has a 180# class dogtooth on an SX.
    deal is; line cap & max drag. I cant get more than 19# at full w/ out some kind of drawback. either losing freespool (dramatically) or increased cranking
    effort to the point it's annoying.
    another point that is long-ridden; no way you're boating an 80# YFT in
    enough time not to entangle other anglers on a head boat. and that's the biggest deal.
    That said, I'd love to try it on a small boat!
    -Brian
     
  5. bunile

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    Will a fish ever swim to the boat if you don't pull on it too hard ? maybe , but usually they will go down and around. I bet if the reel was on a stout stick it would'nt be able to stand up to alot of pressure. The rod must be a big help in catching a big fish with these toy sized reels.