The new SX raptors can get 25#'s of drag, and i fish my old SX at close to 15#'s sometimes. If you are fishing for fish where thin line is not a big concern why not have that extra cushion instead of maxing out your knots? I agree that when fishing deep water fluke 20 or 30# would be the way to go though.whats the point of 50 or 65 lb braid for a reel w/ 9lbs max drag at strike?
30 is all you need.
those aren't snags there 30lb flounder stuck on the bottomI just got the same Reel at X-Mas. I put 30Lb of Andi to cover the arbor, back to back uni-knot to 300yrds of 50Lb Power Pro which filled the spool. I also like a 6 or 8ft shock leader of lighter mono on top. It's easier to tie knots and when you get snaged at the OG. you can brake it off.