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I have an old Daiwa 4000c reel, rated for max of 150 yards of 30lb mono

a medium-heavy action 8' daiwa black widow rod rated 12-30lb mono

They have been sitting around for a while.. I was thinking of doing some sturgeon fishing in the lower Fraser north arm with all the frozen stocked trout I have overloading my freezer. I was going to re-spool with like 100lb braid but I can't find much info on the older reel.

Is the drag on the 4000c going to be enough to play sturgeon without having the thing spool me with a crap load of line hanging off him? (last thing I want to do.. just watched a youtube video of someone cutting a sturgeon off in Mission with 800 + yards or feet of line out)

Is the black widow rod going to be strong enough? It is a pretty heavy duty feeling rod but I can't find much info other than they are from the 80's. They are in good condition though for the most part.

Ive never seen someone go so undergunned while fishing sturgeon so go find a stronger rod with a penn reel for sturgeon.

Mon Cap (yds/test) Braid Cap (yds/test)
390/20,350/25,260/30 550/50,450/65,390/80

150lb braid dimaeter 30lb test

Thats a good sturgeon setup altough i know they sell those 12ft ugly sticks but i couldnt find it.

12' ugly stik X heavy casting rod rated for 15-50lbs lure weight 6-24oz is $79.99 @ Bass Pro Shop before delivery there is a store in Calgary and soon to be one here. I own this rod and it is my favorite for huge casts with large weights i use it with my Penn 320 or 330

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