Yesterday I bought an JX Raptor to go with my 875XH for jig fishing. I spooled it with 65# braid and will use a 60# topshot. I've noticed that when I set the drag in the 15# - 20# range at strike, there is a load on the handle. I know that this is normal with lever drag reels, but mine seems excessive. Wondering if yours works the same way? I'm concerned that it may cause fatigue after casting for extended periods. Does the MC control system inhibit the reels casting ability when tossing a sardine or chovie? I bought the reel primarily for jig fishing. That said, I'd like to be able to cut off the jig and bait fish with it now and then. I should add that I'll be using a very shot topshot, no longer than the length of the rod. Braid does tend to be more prone to over runs. The MC may be beneficial in that respect. It's a cool looking reel, built like a tank.