Ok, first how much shock leader should I be using? Right now I have about 3-4 feet and thinking that isn't quite enough. I am also using some cheap 20lb mono until that wears out. Once that happens, I have some Berkeley 17lb smooth cast line I plan on putting on there. I'm not using more than 4oz at the moment, but it manages to get me some distance, and plenty of ooo's and ah's from the tourists. As well as some puzzled looks from the other fishermen.