How far should I be able to cast a line with a baitcast reel.

I have been using spinning reels for over 20 years, but got into using baitcast reels because I am looking into catching bass and stuff. Well, when i cast my line using my baitcast reel it only goes about 20 yrds. Is that usual or should be it be way more? If anyone has any tips or anything please let me know. I have been using a rapala DT04 due to it carrying a little more weight so my cast is a little further.

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Will an ocean fishing rod with a maximum limit of 14 pounds be able to support a 25 pound line?

I recently bought an ocean fishing rod that said maximum limit of 14 pounds. However, I need one that can support 25 pounds. The man at the store told me that this one would easily work with 25… However I don’t know which one to trust. Answers?
I meant line by the way, not fish size.

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