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Is new Stella 3000 answer for giant ?

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#1 Kilsong

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Many fishermen are anxiously waiting for new Stella 30000, especially fishermen who want to catch giant or big cow ( 200 plus lb yellowfin) with spinning reels. 

I can say I am one of them. :)

However, is the line capacity of the reel good enough for giant over 500 lb ? 

In my opinion, the answer is yes and no. 


I caught giant in 600 lb - 900 lb with conventional reels in P.E.I. and in Cape Cod.

Most giant took 200 - 400 yards on 35 - 45 lb drag initially. But some took lots of line and i got spooled twice as they took 450 plus line on 45 - 50 lb drag.

My friend Billy got spooled by a giant in NC last month when he fished with JM PE8 filled with over 500 yards of JB 100 lb on 35 lb initial drag.

Several giant in 500 lb - 600 lb brought to the boat using JM PE7 and PE8 though. 


The possibility to land a true giant with Stella 30000 is pretty good, but you also have chances to get spooled by giant. 



#2 bowguide

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

I will find out this year... Ill have 700 yds of 80 and the drag at almost max right from the start. That with my Black Hole giant rod should do the trick. I may even try the cow special. There's only one way to find out

#3 mrbill

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

I think the 30K with 100#jb should be OK in PEI. Heck, you are only fishing in about 100' of water and the boat can chase down the fish. Deep water big tuna are a different animal. You should be able to handle a 200-275# tuna off the west coast. Anything bigger than that, you might find yourself holding on for life when that line hits the bottom of the spool. Hopefully, the hook will pull or one of your connections at the fish end will give away. If you break off at the spool, that's a lot of $$ in line and that tuna will be dragging it around for a long period of time.

#4 Kilsong

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

As I said giant in P.E.I take about 200 yard - 400 yard on 45 lb initial drag, but some takes over 500 yards. 
About 20 plus giant in 600 lb - 900 lb I fought in P.E.I., only two giant took over 500 yards on 45 lb initial drag.

#5 bowguide

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

I have yet to see any fish take 700 yds at 50# of drag,and the 30k is rumored to have between 50-60# so it should be no problem anywhere if the angler can handle the heat.Fins 80# hollow breaks at 106# so there is no worries about breaking the main line and I will still have 100' of 200# leader. Line capacity should not be an issue

#6 Kilsong

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

The problem is you can not use over 35 lb initial drag for lines which break around 100 lb.
With 30 - 35 lb initial dag, some giant can take lot of line.
Capt in P.E.I. told me that the minimum line lb allowed for giant there is 130 lb. But I have to check again.

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