So I'm out in the back yard doing nothing and figure I might as well do a little line test. I grab the nine year old and give him my dial hand scale, to this I tie my fishing line and proceed to try and "land" my 70 pound fish(while he reads the scale). Let me tell ya about my kid catching set-up.........medium action UglyStik Tiger rod, Penn 320LD and 80# PowerPro, serious kid catching tackle:big_smile: Boy's got the scale in hand and is making a run(walk), man is the rod bowing and the drag is slipping.........I got a good kid on this time!! I have the boy get a scale reading while he is still moving.........ready..........12 pounds:embarrassed: . This ain't cutting it, I can't turn the kid so I slide the lever drag all the way forward and put my thumb on the spool. The kid is still taking line and it all I can do to hold the rod, I figure something is going to give...........wrong..........16 pounds!! I couldn't stop the kid:sad2: Next I tied the scale to a tree and gave it everything my drag would take, I'm happy to report I made it to 17 pounds. Why are we using 80 and 100 pound test when there isn't a snowballs chance in Hades we'll ever hook a fish that will pull that hard? Think I'm going back to 30# mono on my flathead rigs. Did I miss something in my test? The Kid is ready for another round if need be.