Remember guy, 45# is at the strike. If im trolling i leave it at 45#. If i am soaking baits I back it off to 25# and move it back to the strike pin after the hook up. Didnt want to confuse you there. Also if you baby a giant it will usually get the best of you. They wont respond very well. Put the boots to it. If your gear is well maintained no reason not too.