IMO, that's too much reel for the application. I use the JX 6/3 for 40; LX 6/3 for 50; and the HX for 60 and 80lb (spectra backing, of course).bigbarrie said:I'm looking into this reel for 50#, and the narrow version for 40#.
Mostly Bait application, but some jigging. Looks and feels right at the tackle store. Drag range looks good for up to 100# class tuna. Haven't read much about this reel in the recent Accurate VS Avet discussion. Most of the posts are for the Avet JX and LX 6/3s. Is this too much reel for the application? Would appreciate some advice.
You get about 28lbs of drag at full-strike with the HX. No way you'll even come close to using that with 40-50lb.