Line weight, how much backing?
I just got a Shimano Stella 4k series paired with a st croix legend series 6-17 lb. med action, and I'm looking to use it as a jigging rod/ live bait free lining. My question is what size braid should I use. I use spider-wire invisibraid and their options consist of 10 lb. or 15 lb. I'm targeting red/snook and I want to know if 10 is too light to where I'll be getting snapped of constantly or if I should go with 15 and risk loosing casting distance. Also, when I'm looking to fill my spool how much backing should I use before I throw the braid on there? Thanks guys/gals