I am thinking of getting this reel as my first baitcaster. So being that this is my first, is this reel going to be easy to use? I fish from the bank only so will I be able to cast a pretty good distance (with some practice) with no problems? Is mono better than braided on baitcasters? What size rod would be a good match for this reel? I think that sums up my main concerns right this second, I am sure I will have more to come.