Thanks for the help. It all makes sense now. I've also done some research on the whole braided vs mono issue too, and I will probably go with a #50 braided line.
With me mainly fishing in the Ohio River, there is A LOT to snag a line on. I guess I'll jump up to atleast a 65LB line with mono leader. Thanks for saving me a couple bucks before I bought some 50LB line.yeah if you fish rivers with alot of snags I'd stay away from any braid under 65LBs as they are less abrasion resistant and make sure you use a mono leader, I do 60LB Mono leader with 65LB PP, you could use 30, 40 or 50 though