The last few seasons I have been using braid with a short flouro leader. It always seems on the cattle boats the majority of people who are catching yellows are fishing straight mono to a flouro leader with no braid at all. I went out yesterday and three people caught yellows on rental spinning rods with mono as well. I started talking to one of the guys I see all the time when I go and asked why he uses mono and not braid. His response was, " I always know where my bait is with mono.. guys fishing braid to short flouro have no clue where their bait is. The sardine swims different with you have mono vs braid" This guy catches a yellowtail every time I have been out and out of 11 yesterday on the boat he caught 4. I was fishing right next to him all day and no bites for me. Using same size leader and hook. So is there really something to say about fishing mono instead of braid or is just that the older guys who have 40+ years of experience have always used mono and don't see the need to switch.