Several years back i went on a couple of trips on the Big E using the same reel and a 7'6" rod, spooled with 20 lb Ande. While its probably not the ideal rig, its a blast. we were throwing topwater baits and caught a couple of yellow fin that were 60-65 lbs. this size will come close to spooling you, but it can be done. any bigger, probably will spool you. After a couple this size, your reel will probably be toast. Black fin are a blast on this set up.
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