Well had a blast on Thursday. We were pulling in fish left and right. Only one big guy, but I just enjoy catching fish. But after seeing the big flathead my buddy pulled out of there, I am starting to question our setup. We up until now have just kept it simple. Whatever line size our reels accommodate we use. Which is 10# on most of our reels. But I want to make sure if we get hooked up to a big guy again, when we try to bring it up on shore the line doesn't snap. Right now we use a 3 oz. egg sinker with a bead behind it tied to a barrel swivel on the main line and the same line used for the leader with a 2/0 baitholder hook. But after looking around at the different types of line I see that the braided lines have a way smaller diameter so you can get higher test on a smaller reel. So I am going to put 30# Tuf-line XP on my reels, but I don't know what to do for the leader. Do you want a higher test? Do you use mono instead of braided? Should I use clear or green line? Am I even thinking the right direction, or should I be thinking save up some money and get bigger reels that hold higher test mono line? Well I know thats a lot of noob questions, but if I could get some guidance I would appreciate it greatly. I am sure I will have more questions to follow so stay tuned.