I use 12 pound line because that's what is on my pole along with a 1 1/2 oz egg sinker. Haven't really run into any issues with it other than sometimes I wasn't getting any height. I finally solved this by lining up my shot and then taking two steps toward the tree and away from the fishing pole. This took out slack in the line. Until I figured this out I was tearing my hair out. If there is slack in the line it won't fly very well. And definitely take the weight off the line before retrieving. You don't want to fight that and it will catch in the branches.