I think I'm going to strip off my braid on my flathead rods and switch to mono. My current setups are 7 foot white ugly-stik catfish models heavy action. With 50 pound Green spiderwire braid. The braid does not stretch and I see most of you use mono 20-30 pound for flats. One is spinning and the other is baitcasting. (Baitcaster casts like crap with the braid but the "nests" always pull out) I also have 2 med/heavy 7 foot black uglystick combos for channels with big shakespere casting reels. I get alot more runs on these rods. They have 20 pound big game on them. What are your opinions on stripping off $35 worth of 1-2 year old braid and replacing it with mono. I use circles, and octopus J hooks. Looking for opinions guys!