I have not used braid since the Fire line first came out years ago. At that time I just did not like it. Recently I set up a grouper stick with 65# pp and a 10' top shot of 50# mono. The feel for bottom is much better and on the drift there is less scope on the line. I fish mostly in 50'-100' of water.
What I find is there seems to be more pulled hooks and instead of a strong pull/surge of the fish, it's like a hard jerk when the fish tries for the bottom at the begining of the fight.
Should I use a longer top shot for a little more stretch or is just me getting used to the feel of braid? What else do you guys do? Thanks for the help.