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50lb Braid on a Black Max Abu Garcia?

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I upgraded reels and i am thinking about putting 50lb braid i have laying around on my Black Max. Anyone think this is too heavy of a line for that reel? and will it damage it?

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I would do it.  If it does you're only out $40.  I was messing around at Walmart the other day and handled the newest Black Max.  For the price it seems very solid.  I was impressed and wouldn't mind getting one as a beater reel for strip pit fishing.

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I kept 65 pound braid on my silver max before, just set your drag right and there should be no issue. :D

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6 minutes ago, cottny27 said:

I would do it.  If it does you're only out $40.  I was messing around at Walmart the other day and handled the newest Black Max.  For the price it seems very solid.  I was impressed and wouldn't mind getting one as a beater reel for strip pit fishing.

Ya i just got the orra sx and the black max is going to be an extra top water set up maybe some heavy swimbaits for stripers.

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Should work out just fine

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The line will not damage your reel. The real question is if it the right line for the application. I fish braid on 80% of my rigs occasionally with a leader often not. 

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17 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

The line will not damage your reel. The real question is if it the right line for the application. I fish braid on 80% of my rigs occasionally with a leader often not. 

I got an orra sx set up for worms and jigs, i was thinking about this setup for some top water and frogs, possibly big swim baits for stripers. 

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It will be just fine. Spool it good and tight.

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I once owned a ProMax and kept 65 lb braid on it. Worked just fine. 

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