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Old 12-25-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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i was wondering if anyone owns this reel {QUANTUM CABO SPINNING REEL CSP80PTsE}.if this reel is capable of handling tuna in the 50-200lb.rang.thnx marcus
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Drag wise yes, but line capacity looks low (330yards of 20lb mono according to tackle direct. 65lb power pro is roughly the size of 20lb mono, so maybe you get 350yards of 65lb). You would potentially get spooled on a fish over 100lbs on this size reel.

If you're looking to stick w quantum, I'd maybe go with the 100 size. It says 60lbs of drag, but more importantly the line capacity is way up. Besides, you couldn't hold onto 60lbs of drag.

For similar (slightly more) pricing a go to proven reel for tuna is a Saragossa. Not saying one is better than the other. On paper they are very similar. And quantum makes nice reels. Mine are just smaller. One is on a trout rod, the other on a redfish rod.
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Asking the same reel to handle bft from 50-200lbs is a lot. Most midrange spinning reels (cabo, Gosa, Spheros, Sponfisher, etc) can handle bft to 50lbs. At least a few of them, at least.

Bft to 200lbs will smash through all but the best spinning reels.
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I own the 80 size and would recommend the 100 size for your purposes. You can get it cheaper at srmo.com as well

Alan Hawk gave the 100/120 size great reviews
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thnx guys,i'll check out the 100 size.i owned a penn trq 9 but sold it.
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the 80's are nice but the 100's/120s seem to be the entery level big drag reel for spinning.. I'm cant say I have held the 100/120 but my lethal100 is a big spinner id be curious to see how big the cabo 100/120 is.. they have to be quite bulky.. I would hate to hold/fish my 100 all day I'm not sure id want to hold/fish a cabo either..
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You can land them on the 80 but like has been said after a few fish in the 150+ size it will feel different and need attention. I have landed fish to about 320# with this reel but it was a once. That reel bent/cracked rotor on another fish not nearly as big however I would guess the stress had already weakened it. Reel had about 20 fish all but 4 were under 50" the big one 81" and 3 in the 65-70"range. I have a 950ssm with 10 in the 60-70" and scores of smaller tuna lft yft and sbfts in the 35-50".
The 100 and 120 cabo look like they would be at least as durable most likely more so with the influence and input from the VS and OS fin nor line.
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