Re: Striper set up?
Im not familiar with the area that you fish in but 20 pound line is the best all around in most areas. If you plan on using a 30 pound leader (which is fine) you should really be using a 20 pound main line in my opinion.
For lures you should be fine connecting them directly to your main line....but if you get snagged using 14# mono you will start to lose a lot of money.
There is a ton of info already on the site so do some searches and browse around....you will find a TON of knowledge here that will answer just about any question that you have.
Think like a fish....