Bluefin Tuna are quite the challenge on trolling and casting tackle and even more of a challenge on spinning gear but the Shimano Stella SW spinning reel is no ordinary spinning reel. It’s a monster! The Stella is hands down the best spinning reel for Bluefin Tuna fishing. It’s tough enough and has a line capacity large enough to beat the mighty Bluefin. Check it out.
Avet SXJ lever drag casting reels are an excellent choice for smaller tuna (blackfin, yellowfin and small bluefin), like in the 20-60 lb range. There are several models in the SXJ lineup that offer various gear rations and 2-speed gears. Some, like the Raptor model, offer the MC cast control system. The SXJ lever drag reel will hold about 290 yards of 50 lb braided fishing line. This reel is ideal for jigging for tuna and for charter boat fishing. The lever drag is very easy to use especially when a fish is on. I prefer lever drags to star drags. Lever drags are more precise and quicker to adjust during a fight. You can start shopping for Avet Reels here…Shop Now at Amazon.com