The problem I may have is that the rod has Fuji concept guides down to a number 6 guide ring. My mono is 17 lb. My questions are: What size braid can I use, what knot to connect, and will the smaller guide rings present a problem? I use braid to mono on my heavier saltwater setups, using both Bimini to Albright, or Tony Pena knots. This is my first venture into braid on a light rod. It's gonna be a calico rod for SoCal and a striper rod for Lakes Mead and Mohave.