You will love the Penn FRC4000 Fierce, it is truly a great reel at a good price. I would put 20-lb. braided line on the reel. I personally like the Hi-Vis color, so I can see the line against any background. It also allows me to immediately see the line if it twitches, jumps or moves, a great advantage for the angler. Most people are under the impression that the Hi Vis will scare the fish. The fact is, all braided line is visible to fish no matter what the color. What that means is braided line is very intrusive in the fishes' world. It would be like a big roach sitting on your Fettuccine Alfredo -- you would see it immediately and not eat it.
To defer the braided line a bit, you must attach a saltwater leader or a fluorocarbon leader to your braided line. It will tangle some on you at the beginning, until you learn how to manage it. What I mean by "manage it" is simply paying attention to the line when you reel it back onto the spool and then cast throughout your fishing day. If you see that the line gets a slack loop from jigging a lure, just pull the loop out before your next cast. You should also close your bail by hand after your cast. These things will eliminate most of your tangles (these tangles are what anglers call wind knots or air knots).
I recommend Braided line because it lasts longer then monofilament, it casts further, and has much more feel because braided line has no stretch. Hook sets are instantaneous, and it cuts through the water better. It has no memory. I have used the Ohero braided line for the last 9 years.
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