I have a Seeker Black Steel G6470 Grabowski model. That I bought years ago. When the blanks were still made in USA. I was preparing for retirement and some long range trips. I have 20, 25, 30 and 80 lbs. covered already. Nothing goes as planned and ended up in the Philippines. I am partially handicapped, so a 2 speed reel is required. I will be fishing from a private Banca boat for Yellowfin, Big Eye and Skipjacks mostly. I am leaning towards Avet reels, but never used one before. Any suggestions appreciated.
JX 6/3 MC, G2 second generation model preferred since it will fish both 40 and 50# well. The MC feature is something I also like, even with a decent thumb, running more braid these days, the MC proves helpful to me...no backlashes (something I really don't want to spend time with with braided line backing the leader). It's perfection in terms of size, excellent casting, taken a few 100+ tuna on mine over the years. Useful reel.
Thanks for the very helpful input. I was packing up rods to be shipped to The Philippines. Found a Black Steel G670. That needs a 30lb. Reel. I will put a Avet JX MC on it. I checked out the Raptor JX and the lower gear ratio sold me on it, along with the heavier drag. The Raptor will be a good Christmas present to myself. I will order the Avet JX MC this week.