Just bought me a silver max combo and I'm in a pickle on which line to use with it. It is my first baitcaster and I will be doing different techniques with it. Can anyone help me out with this?
Go with the 12# Big Game as suggested. It is cheap and works well. Don't experiment with fluorocarbon until you get proficient casting your new rig. It is much more expensive and not as forgiving when you get a kink in it form a backlash. Also fluoro sinks so it is not good with topwater plugs.
Get someone to show you how to adjust the brakes properly and tie on something that cuts through the air well to practice. Go with a /38 or 1/2 oz crankbait or T-rig to practice casting. If you still backlash a bit, make a cast and strip off about 20 more feet of line then put a piece of electrical tape on the spool at that point. That will keep the next backlash from going too deep.