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Old 02-16-2011, 12:47 PM
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Is a Baitrunner 6000D big enough for offshore fishing? What line would you put on it? I was thinking of 16 or 20lb momoi diamond or else trading up to an 8000D or 12000D with 20 or 30lb momoi diamond. I'm looking to use it to catch sailfish, tuna, dolphin, wahoo etc. on the edge.

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:34 PM
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I'd go with the 12000, especially fishing off Miami My old 6500 holds 270 of 20 ( I use Momoi Hi-Catch smoke blue for trolling and Diamond for bottom fishing) ( the 12000 holds 265 of 20) and I've never been spooled. Caught many sails, dolphin, blackfins and AJ's on this reel. A lot depends on the rod. Get a fast taper, heavy action rod rated for at least 30# (Shimano Terramar TMSF70H comes to mind) and fill the reel with 20. Good reel for live baiting and power drifting for your indicated species
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6000 way to small go 12000
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by wjfokas View Post
6000 way to small go 12000
I'll disagree. I think that the 6000 size reel is just fine -- you just have to spool it with the right line and put it on the right rod Obviously you have to realistic with your expections, but for dolphin, sailfish, S. FL wahoo, blackfin tuna..., it'll be fine.

Spool the 6000 with 12lbs mono -- you'll get approx 270yds of Momoi Hi-Catch (that's what is on my Thunnus 6000). That is more than enough line.

Mount it on a 7' rod rated for 12-20lbs and have some fun.

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I have caught some great fish with my 3500b baitrunners offshore livebaiting. I have them spooled with 300yds of 15lb powerpro and a short topshot of 20lb mono.

This wahoo came off a 3500 outfit fishing with a live pilchard.
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I have the 12000D and it's a LOT of reel. You might consider the 8000D, it's significantly smaller than the 12000D and nearly as capable. I also use a PENN 650ssm, so I'm not sure I would agree that the 6000D is 'way' to small. Personally I couldn't use 12# mono with it, but that's only because I'm not that good of a fisherman.
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Don't mean to hijack your thread, but I was just looking at the 6500B and 6500D reels, as well as several others. Trying to decide on an offshore spinner to replace the 904Z (great reel, but the bail broke and it's just not worth fixing at the bail kit prices and the fact it's got several years of fishing experience already).

I looked at the Penn 760 Slammer, Penn 9500SS, Daiwa BG60 or 90, Quantum Boca 70, and the Baitrunners as mentioned. I want to stay around $100. All of these are close to that price, although may have to get used in EC instead of new. I looked at ratio/speed of the reel, weight, # of bearings, drag force, and capacity. The normal stuff. I'm down to the 760 Slammer or the Boca 70 (or 80). Any suggestions between these two? Or any others I should consider? I like the look of the Boca, and have read good posts on it's quality, so leaning that way.
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BTW, I have a 25-35lb rod, so planning to load the reel with braid and maybe a 25 or 30lb fluoro topshot.
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The 6000D has a max drag of 20 lbs. I've got two of them on 20-25# rods. Mine are spooled with braid and 30 yd of 20lb Diamond Hi-Catch for the topshot. Fun combo.
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Thank you for the help. What do you think of a Shimano Terez Waxwing 7' with the Shimano 6000D with Momoi Hi-Catch 16lb test? I have 20lb and 30lb line from them now but that's too much to go on this reel.

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Originally Posted by MiamiBoatGuy View Post
Thank you for the help. What do you think of a Shimano Terez Waxwing 7' with the Shimano 6000D with Momoi Hi-Catch 16lb test? I have 20lb and 30lb line from them now but that's too much to go on this reel.
I'd still drop down to 12lbs mono with either a 30lbs or 50lbs mono leader depending on what I wanted to target. With the lighter line, you will cast a lot further if you're using the right rod.

Set the reel's drag for 4-5lbs and you're set.

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