Perfect advice from Erock... 25 lb braided, I use 40 lb mono leader, but you could go lighter... fish-finder rig.

Also.. check your guides, particularly the tip guide... if they're rusted at all or anything but perfect, switch it out... it's chafing your line. It melts right off and a new one right back on. Make sure he's pulling the bail back all the way and clicking it into place.