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  1. So do you think that new fathom II would be suitable for these species, besides the obvious (striped bass). Those sting rays can expose all the weaknesses.
  2. Cool stuff I'll be looking into this one some more then. Thanks
  3. What's the line capacity with 50 or 65 lb braid?
  4. Sand beach mostly. Just looking for something that can hold a lot of line and be castable.
  5. Yes I am using bait, forget to mention that lol. I figured it would be a good reel because I've seen videos of guys on the west coast using them to cast at tuna, so figured why not use it in the surf.
  6. What is the best conventional Casting reel for big fish like shark, rays, tarpon and big bass? I was thinking a Trinidad 20a. Will probably alternate between a 10-11ft rod. Want something with good line capacity. I will be using bait in the case. Thanks in advance
  7. Show your best/worst terminal failure. Let's see how that one big fish owned you and what it left you with. Provide a short story and if possible a picture included. Will also be interesting to see what brands fail more than others. Ex: hooks, split rings, swivels. Here's mine. This is a mustad 34185 8/0 jig hook bent out by a very big fish. Fish ate it me at my feet (thought I was stuck in rocks). Gave two sharp rod snaps and it took off with no turning back. Tried to set the hook couple more times and it ran faster, even with a tight drag. It rounded the bolder point I was on and spit the jig before I could catch up with it. left me with a bentout hook and seaweed on my leader for extra insult.