I use Berkley "Vanish" on just about every rod I own, 6lb test. I'm convinced I catch more fish with it. Only negative is that it does fray alittle bit now and then, so you need to be sure you check your line. I truely believe that with all the fishing pressure around here, fish get conditioned to seeing line. Especially through the ice. I can't wait to use the new "transition" this winter. Gold above the water, clear below .
Fireline with an 8' Vanish fluro leader joined with a nail knot. I really do think in clear water and on pressured lakes, fish get line shy and the fluro fools them better. I'm conmvinced I'm getting more bites than when I just used braid. Ed
for my casting type rods (not fly rods) I use 20lb Pro Line microfilament with a 3' Leader of 8lb stren. I really like the Pro Line; it lasts forever, very strong, little memory, and has the diameter of 6lb mono, plus the company is based in Colorado.
I use 8# Fireline on my bass twig. For bubble fishing, I also have 8# Fireline with a 6# Trilene (clear mono) leader. Backlash has dropped to nominal levels... casting distance has increased greatly... and the sensitivity is outstanding.
As with any line, I still strip-off about 1 1/2 to 2 feet of line and re-tie everytime I head out to the lake.
just a little nit picking here but the vast majority of the flourocarbon lines are mono a few just use a flouro coating. i think when you refered to "mono" you ment nylon as that is what the majority of nonflourocarbon mono is made from, also braid covers the older dacron types along with leadcore and other braided trolling line and the newer microbraid, incuding spectra, kevlar,and microdynema thease all have a much smaller dia than equivlant mono
any time im fishing deep or trolling long lines i like the micro braids for the rest of the time i use "vanish" flourocarbon if im in a spot where i need extra line capacity like catching carp on 2 pound test i fill most of my spool with a micro braid just slightly stronger than the flouro so i dont get spooled
The only problem-well two actually-I have with Vanish is its real springy and unruly on spinning reels if you use it by itself instead of just a short leader. And its real stretchy. So IMHO it makes a good leader but if I want a mono type line I use the Yozuri Hybrid which is a mono with a fluro coating. But mostly I just use the Fireline with a clear leader. Ed