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Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
I am contemplating adding a Boss BX600W or a Advet Rapture to add to my set ups for the Yellow Fins in the canyons. Has to be so much easier for stand up fishing but wondering about drag and line capacity. Any ideas? I'm using Tiagra 30 & 50 wides now. Thanks
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  • SlobslayerSlobslayer Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    A friend of mine has caught them on avet lx's before in the canyons but only when they are the small ones in the school. For the bigger fish I would think you could get away with an avet hxw 5/2 raptor on most fish. Biggest issue always seems to be line capacity and getting the fish to the boat before the sharks so I would start your search first on reel capacity then drag. The hxw raptor has more drag (50# vs 34# to the 30LRSA tiagra) but less line capacity (60/310 vs 50/570), but close. The hxw is 34oz vs 55.6oz for the 30w. so a bit lighter. I guess decide if you want to sacrifice line capacity for weight. I braid back my reels anyway so 870 yards of 80#(HXW) vs 1080 of 80#(30w) is not that significant. Would you could actually use that much extra drag anyway (pulled hook, broke line, etc) Right now I err on side of caution and use 50W's for line capacity knowing I can drop WAY back and continue pulling for multiple hookups with plenty of line. Also you never know if that big dog is lurking below. Happy shopping.
  • Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
    Thanks for the info. My thoughts are along the same lines as yours with line capacity being my major concern not drag. I will continue to use my 30's and 50's and add a Rapture to the mix to give it a try.
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  • privateer19privateer19 Posts: 439 Deckhand
    have you looked at the Okuma Makaira's? They are very stout and have plenty of line capacity even on the smaller ones and they are head and shoulders above the Raptors IMHO and I have used both.
  • Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
    have you looked at the Okuma Makaira's? They are very stout and have plenty of line capacity even on the smaller ones and they are head and shoulders above the Raptors IMHO and I have used both.
    Yes sir i have and it is an option for sure as I realize it is a better reel. What model would you suggest 10 or 15
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  • privateer19privateer19 Posts: 439 Deckhand
    either, they are so close it does not seem to matter. I would probably take the 15 just for the added line capacity just in case you get a good one. you really will not notice the extra 1/2 pound of weight and all the other specs are the same. good luck.
  • Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
    either, they are so close it does not seem to matter. I would probably take the 15 just for the added line capacity just in case you get a good one. you really will not notice the extra 1/2 pound of weight and all the other specs are the same. good luck.
    I was thinking the same. How is that reel for casting
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  • privateer19privateer19 Posts: 439 Deckhand
    i don't have any first hand knowledge, but the reports on this series for casting are pretty remarkable. I have read a lot about the guys using Makairas on the long range boats with great success casting baits of all sizes including sardines on the 20's so I think you should be good to go.
    the other source I trust is alan tani and he has high praise for these reels.
  • Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
    Ok now you have sold me for sure. Thanks you have been very helpful as i have had no first hand knowledge of the reels and your insight has been greatly appriciated
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