So I have fished for a lot of years but always with a spinning rod. Long story short I had a baitcaster for 10 years and finally pulled it out. I am thinking of running Big Game 12lb green line. I have been working it with some Cajan line but it is only 8lb and I notice the top eye is bent and is damaging the line. So when I replace the rod eye I was going to replace the line to prevent a possible line snap as I don't know what all damage has been done to the line.
Is that a good line to work on learning to cast? I do ok with the Cajan but it is to light weight if I throw a frog or anything that might find some resistance.
Should I go up to 15lb line?
Pole is a 6' 6" pinnacle core rod
Reel is a Pinnacle YCZ-10
Fish mostly for bass but will take what I can get as most of us do
I am looking at getting the Abu Garcia Left Hand Retrieve Silver Max and Shimano SUCX68MH Sellus at some point as a small upgrade before I invest to much in a baitcasting setup.