I have a BV-400 and BV2-500. I can cast the BV-400 decently but not the BV2-500. I attribute the less distance due to the larger spool. Even though the Tern 500 spool is presumably the same size and weight as the BV2-500's spool, could I expect greater casting distances from the Tern because it's a star drag? The reel would be used as a 40 lb bait reel (BV2-500 a bit oversized for this application.) I've been fishing for several years and I embarrassingly admit I can't cast great. In my case, practice didn't make perfect.