In recent years, I've gravitated toward smaller reels and solid spectra to flouro with an FG knot just off my reels. I've had excellent results with this on my 8 day variety trips but I'm gonna be on some BFT trips this year (starting 10 days from now on the Pacific Queen) and that's got me thinking about my no-stretch system. The things I like about my current system are flexibility, easy casting (no line memory and no knot on the reel), easy swimming bait, and maintaining line capacity on my smaller reels. On a few of my bigger setups, I've used hollow/loop-to-loop (still short top shots) but I'm starting to question the extra $$$ that entails. Please share any ideas you may have about mono top shots and balancing the stretch benefits against the benefits of my current system. Thanks! BTW, in most cases, my reels are spooled with 65# solid. But my bigger reels all have hollow that ranges from 80-130#.