First, know that i have scoured this forum and been unable to find an answer to the question I pose below. If this has been asked and written about before I apologize in advance. I have drift and float fished for salmon on the Great Lakes for 25 years almost exclusively on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. This fall I want to try centerpin fishing and am trying to make a decision about my first centerpin rod and reel set up. My specific question is about the line rating you find on centerpin reels. Line Capacity is measured in lbs/yds like this - The starter reels like Okuma i am considering are rated around "8lbs/275 yds" Others vary by model. "8lb/250yds" "12lb/330yds" etc. How much can you cheat on these ratings and overload the reel? Are the simply stated to give you an idea of the reel arbor size or are the reels designed and balanced for only line rated in the specifications?" Can I put 15# line on a starter reel like an Okuma with a 8lbs/275? I am planning on a fishing trip to the Pere Marquette in early October 2018. Spoke with the lodge and sounds like Kings are what I should be prepared for. Going to run a 15# mainline. I like this lamiglas rod. Given my question above anyone have a reel they can recommend? https://www.lamiglas.com/products/redline-centerspin-hs12cs-6-15-120-2-piece?variant=8673475756124 "Get out your wallet and buy and buy the right equipment" is acceptable advice. Any other advice you can offer this relative newbie would be greatly appreciated!