Re: Marlim or Winchester?
No doubt the tractor would, but I have landed more fish than not, that greatly excede the rating of the fishing line. It is the drag system that makes a reel what it is. Marlin have been caught on 2lb test line. That is incredible. It takes patience, a very good captain, and a high class reel that has a lot of line on it. Just as an example. My 80 class reels have 80lb test line on them, but the washers in the drag system on put about 30-35lbs of tension on the line. If the drag is turned to the full positions, which is the highest, it will put about 60lbs of tension on the reel. This allows the angler to pull a fish up. If the line snaps, it is usually from faulty line that is too old, has abbrasions on it, or from the angler applying too much pressure to the line, via his hand stopping the spool from turning when the fish is running. Bigger fish do take a lot more time to tire on lighter line and these fights often result in the fish being hurt. I have caught a 50+ dolphin on 15lb test line. Now those are beautiful fish to watch jump out of the water. But it ends up being the game of who can wait longer, and endure the pain of fatigue the best.