Im not going after giant cats, just good eating size 10lbs or under by bank fishing, but i wanna be safe if a lunker decides to grab the bait...I have 20# on mine, but it should handle 25# just as nicely. If you are catfishin' with it I would not go less than 20#. Just MHO. Nice reel BTW!
BB in SC
Ok cool, im still fairly new to baitcasters so i wanted to be sure it wont cause it to hang up and all that jazz. I figured the trilene big game or the Cajun line would be good stuff for channels of all sizes....LOL, once again I missed the point. You are going down, not up in test size. Just odd to see that angle here as most folks here fish for the hogs and like to have a good stout line. Sure you can go down to 12# if you choose.
BB in SC
these have been around a while. there kind of like the wal-mart easier on the wallet reels that are still great quality. i havent heard of them quit making them? i cant be sure though. every wally here still carries them.I don't think 12lb. will be bad at all. I casted one this week with 12lb. on it, belongs to a friend. I was wondering if abu is gonna keep making these or replace them with the 6600. Seems we all agree this is one fine reel. I want to buy one now if thier gonna quit making them because I like this reel better than the 6600.