Tuna taking drag

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by thenewkid, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    Say I hook a tuna and have drag at 18-20lbs how much line will a medium size say around 70lb YFT take on the initial run.
     
  2. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    hooked on topwater......maybe 50yds unless its a pretty feisty fish. my avatar tuna went about 110....didn't take 100yds at 22-24lbs of drag if that helps. jigs or bait will be a bit more, but it shouldnt take too much.
     

  3. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    hooked on topwater......maybe 50yds unless its a pretty feisty fish. my avatar tuna went about 110....didn't take 100yds at 22-24lbs of drag if that helps. jigs or bait will be a bit more, but it shouldnt take too much.

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    Got mine on topwater also, do not believe it took more than 100yards
     
  4. 2busy

    2busy Senior Member

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    yea but if it's a 100 yd under the boat, then its gonna suck getting it undercontrol.