They look like boat rods to me? Seems heavy for all day casting/popping. A better choice would have been Shimano Caranx Kaibutsu Pencil Instrument or Long Cast. Long Cast would be a heavier outfit. The new OTI Tuna Sniper 40-60lb rods @ $350 USD would have been an excellent choice for your application and cheaper than the Caranx:
dont know. i only use 18-22lbs of drag anyway. you'll know once you get your hands on it and pull what kind of pressure it'll hold. the kaibutsu or any rod with a pe rating 8-12 will be real powerful. even if only states a certain amount of drag.