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« on: March 13, 2019, 08:45:17 AM »

I know the tried and true 30 50 and 80 2- speed lever drag reels from shimano, daiwa, accurate, avet, Penn, Okuma etc will take the long sustained runs of 100-200+ pound tuna.
Will some of smaller reels 16 or 20 size also work?  Or will they get fried.  I remember an article discussing this awhile back, but I can't find it and times (reel technology) change.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 01:07:40 PM »

Not many big YFT being caught on 8 day lately but a quality 20 should be up to the task.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 01:16:48 PM »

8 day trips don't usually go far enough south to get into big YFT.  You can get into large ones if you go to Guadalupe or if the large BFT are still around this year.
I've done a bunch of 10 day trips and only got into fish > 50# once... like in my avatar picture!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 01:27:56 PM »

My first LR trip was a 10 day and we plugged the boat with cows, 2 were mine.  However that was when the cows were on the ridge.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 07:02:01 PM »

Talica 20, 25.

Makaira 16.

People in this part of the world are routinely catching Striped Marlin to 300lb+ on these reels. Although that is on trailerboats where they can chase the fish.

EDIT: Talica 50 will slay just about any YFT swimming and weighs a whole lot less than a "goldy".
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:25:05 PM »

As Boon says, we regularly catch Yellowfin on 40 wide star drag reels but it's not ideal.
If fish gets over 130 lb it becomes difficult, and the reels need to be able to hold at least 350 + mt of 60 lb line and have reasonable drag.

I guess we land 70% of fish we hook, most come of the hooks though, its not because of reel failure.

We also fish on small boats which is essential if you hook a bigger fish.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »

This is a Long Range 8 day trip in early June, and the boat is stationary.
Would you need a bigger reel for kite tuna fishing?
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 09:00:28 PM »

Yes but the odds of catching a larger YT on a 8 day are slim to none.  If they fish the kite use the boats gear. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 10:33:24 AM »

Thinking about also bringing electric reel that was used for deep dropping Gulf of Mexico.  Is this feasible at night and
what kinds of bottomfish can be caught.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 08:27:16 AM »

Other people here have more experience LR fishing and might have different answers but on all of the trips I have been if we anchored for the night it was on high spots and we often traveled at night.  I also think the logistics of dealing with batteries and chargers would be a major PIA.  Some of the places we fished were over 2000' deep too.

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