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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.

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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.
 

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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!
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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.
 
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