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Pinhead
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For my #50 lbs rod and reel, thinking about Avet LX 6/3 Raptor. 500 yards of 65# Braided and 50# mono topshot. If I want to have room to go up to 60# topshot, is 65# braided backing enough. Or should I just do 400 yards of 80#.

For the rod - Calstar GFGR700MH
UPGRADE Fuji Silicone Nitride GUIDES
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United Composite Elite RCE700 XH C.

Any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks again
 
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The Raptors include 300 yds of the hollow core, go that route. With the 60, which independently tests out at over 90 lbs you are fine running 50-60# leader, and with the LX you'll can have 500yds of braid with ample room for a short topper. I'd stay with that plan given primary 50# class use. The Calstar MH is a very good 40# rod, can push and fish 50 though many will go with the H version for that. The UC's will fish their range, that's unique to the dual helix build design. So, the XH will cover your needs, and one can make a case to go XXH since that's still light enough to cover 50 and fish 60# better than the XH in my opinion.


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Thanks for the input. I am going with the XXH to cover that 50-60 range.
 
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