Phillippe, I own and USE a Model 6500 Finn-Nor, and fish it often. I fish depths of over 100 fathoms, and often use it as a jigging tool. Reeling hundreds of meters of line on each drop, all day long is child's play for this reel. I have never encountered a problem with retrevial. I use a 50lb. power-Pro braid on my setup and caught fish until my arms were sore. At these depths, we use 12ounce leads (heavy) without any problems. The hardware will outlast the angler when doing this all day.This is work for big boys.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
- Neskowin, Oregon
So far, it seems to handle 80# braid (SpiderWire) like a dream. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
- Deltona, FL
These reels are excellence with braid actually i think they are better with braids then mono
If you read the specs on them it shows how much braid and the pound test the different size spools hold. So I recon the answer is yes.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
- Arlington, TX.