I use the 600gr leviathan on that rod. Its pretty loaded up at that level. We need to cast 80-100ft up here when targeting bluefin and the rod does a nice job at that with that line configuration. For us one handed guys a single back cast and haul and let her rip. They have so many nice integrated lines these days I don't see the need to use a head and running line. If you are going for sails or marlin where you will be bait and switching short off the transom you can just cut the running line back on the integrated lines as well.