alan tani @ fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Rod suggestion for a Shimano Speedmaster 16ii
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2020, 06:45:10 PM »

I could never used my fathom 40LD2 more than 20# drag even with the high drag numbers they are advertized, mine feel like binding when passing 18# drag, not liked too much for the way of fishing in Baja on rocky bottoms so I sold it.

Alex, the Fathom like many Penn reels of that age were given line classes for the LB line to be fished on them. So a 40NLD2 was meant  to fish 40 lb test line. It should make sense that 60 lb test was over way that they were designed for. There are people like Cal Sheets that can do mods that let them fish higher line classes and I just may be a person that would like those mods. Don't knock a reel just because you wanted to over fish what it was meant to do.
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