I'm looking for a 40# setup. I've been really interested in a fathom 30 star drag for its casting ability. But i recently read about how you've really gotta crank it down to achieve 15 lbs of pressure. Ive already got a fathom 30 ld2. But i cant cast it very far. Im open to a 2 speed lever drag if it has good casting ability. It's primary use would be for albacore and minimal so cal fishing. Maybe ill pull a couple 2 day trips per year and a 7-10 day long range trip per year. I'm also going to need a rod for it. I'm thinking about a calstar 6480 deckhand as my cheap option or a grafighter 800mh or 800h. I really don't have access to go and pull on these rods at a shop so I don't know how soft they are.