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I will be buying a Tuna reel for Tuna fishing in the North East on boats that require at least 200 yard of mono top shot.
I have looked at the 50 wide reels and find them to be monstrously big! The regular 50's aren't too huge.
So my question is this, if I buy a regular 50 that has a capacity of 400 yards of mono, how many yards of 80 pound braid backing can fit under the 200 yards of mono top shot?

My concern is that I want to be sure I will have enough line overall so not be spooled!

I am considering buying the Okuma Makaira 50 two speed.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
 
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You have some rigging options, reel options to consider. The 50 wides are far bigger than what you'll require. A 30 wide can hold say 400 yds of 100# braid and allow for a 200 yd topper of 80# mono. A 50 narrow would do the same. A hollow core braid will gain some capacity verses a "solid" 4 or 8 strand (with 8 strand being preferred on the solid, 12 or 16 strand for the hollow).


Great Stuff!
Mark
 
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