Yea a Stren mono or Berkley Trilene mono will work for you. Braid can actually lesesn your casting distance due to the friction it has going through your rod guides. It also is a pain to cut and knots can be an issue I only use braid when I fishing real heavy cover or real muddy water in close distance. Fluorocarbon is good for clear water but does not have much stretch and can give you fits especially on a spinning reel, if the spool is overloaded it will jump off like an insane slinky. I think Berkley makes a mono called Smooth Cast. Also practice casting at home using a 1/4oz or 1/2oz sinker. Casting a fishing rod is like a golf swing you get better the more you practice.?