i caught my last marlin, around 400lb or so on a tyrnos single speed 30 with 50lb mono. majority of the guys i see here use 50's although i have seen a few 80's. my tiagra 50 has the same drag specs as the tiagra 80, the only difference is line cap. even that isnt an issue with braid backing. you can even get cal sheets to hook up a 30 to have the drag of a 80 for a reasonable price. they do have some decent size marlin here. biggest i have seen is 500 or so. thing is, you rarely see a catch and release. a guy lost what he estimated over a grand a few weeks ago. he then went out the next weekend and got two blues in the 300lb range. i like to fish with toyama here, the language barrier is pretty strong but we think alot alike.
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