I think I know what you are getting at. The modern Penn Fathom reels are very good. They are also quite reasonably priced. I haven’t tried one myself but I know someone who has one and he swears by it. They come in several sizes with star drags designed for casting. Great with braid too. I’m thinking of getting one myself for surfcasting. They would also make good salmon/surf reels, and be good for long range casting for kahawai.