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Hey guys i am looking to get a penn fierce reel soon to throw on to my 12' beefstick... Thinking about throwing some 40 lb mono on it... Where would you guys suggest to go to buy these and what brand of line do you guys suggest as well...
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Any fishing reels ..you can put over size lines...base on the size of the reels- (bigger mono lines)..less yardages...(except braid lines)...plus the reels size is design to handle X amount poundage...on the gears and brakes... It is very common in Hawaii to run larger weight lines than the reels specs.. because so many different kinds of sizes of fishes can be landed... and we all use what we have ON hand...(reels)...DisFutcha wrote:Another question does it matter if you put a heavier line than the reel is rated for?
Something to consider.... If dunking for Papio/oio size .? and you will want to be able to cast FAR..?....and have enough fishing lines ( at least 200 plus yards)...in the reel... than you may want to consider 20-25lb test lines... and still be able to land the smaller Ulua's...?
We found thru the years... 30lbs in the spinning reels seems to be smallest recommended for landed larger Uluas...40 works way better...Mono... 25lbs will break often when fighting decent size Uluas.. Reason we like 30lbs in our Penn 850/950 reels....(when dunking for small game too)..in case..for BI..?
For Oahu... You may want to go with 20lb/ 25lb mono...? easier to handle than 40lb lines..more yardage and also be able to cast farther than bigger mono lines...smaller leads can be use too... Fishing Reels and size of fishing lines should be BASE on what you will be catching the most of...
Lots of Uluas have been landed on 25lb fishiing lines or less... happens a lot... just that in the long run if catching lots of Uluas..? 30lb and up is better..
Tie a piece of 25lb fishing line..20 feet or so..to post...and pull...till it breaks.. You be surprise how much pressure it takes..this will give you a good idea when pulling back a fish on the other end...!
Of course...fishing lines can be change to the lighter weights or heavier weight lines...if it does not perform for you..? best to try one smaller sizes first..?
Aloha, just our thoughts on this one... Penn 6000 rated approx 20lb..? or so..