With all the chat about fluoro, short leaders, etc. I might point out that at least two prominent boats/ captains (Vagabond and Apollo) have espoused the use of a "Boat length" or more of mono at Guadalupe. And obviously, those guys know something about fishing there. So I asked Mike Lackey about it, and he did reply saying that mono is preferable in certain conditions. He gave a few hints as to what goes into his decision to use long mono, vs short fluoro. So on my next trip to Lupe (if the boat ends up there) I will have that ready as an option.