As a noobie, here's my advice.
Put on 20lb Dacron backing.. i put on 100yrs, but i should've put 200yrds to fill it up more. Whatever, either way it doesn't matter.
I then put on 12lb Trilene. Why? Because it was cheap.. and i'm learning to cast and got about 7 birds nests on the first day and shyte happens. Don't go too heavy on main line.
I was going to put on Andy line on but Sail didn't have what i wanted so i didn't do it. Raven line was my next option, but it was high vis and i didn't want that so Trilene it was.
it only spins for a minute and a half. Do I have to wear it in?
Answer from what i've seen, is "yes". Try also loosening up the pin just a tad and give it a shot. Pro Tip!! Put masking tape around whatever you're using to open the pin so you don't scuff it all up on the first day.