Re: How much line should a beginner cast with?
You'll get plenty of response on this topic. You need enough of the belly of the line out of the tip to load the rod so that it is doing the work for you and not all of the energy coming from your arm. With that said, the more 'belly' you have out the better the loading capability for the rod. This can create a negative sort of dichotomy for the beginner. More line equaling better loading but at the same time placing additional timing and stroke speed & power requirements on the caster.
So.......... enough to load and flex the rod but no more than you can handle at your current skill level. Does that make sense?