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I use mono with a small stainless steel thimble. If you pull nomads don't rig them on straight wire like they recommend. They wiggle so much that you will wear through the wire in a couple hours of trolling and lose your lure.
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I am going to switch up and use braid for my main line on my planer and X-rap rods.
I like to use a short piece of 275 cable because it doesn't kink easley.
If I was going to use hard wire. I would use a thimble like the Bonita on the left. It will spread the load & reduce the fatigue on the wire from the wiggling lure. Preventing a possible break at the point of connection.
I've also used 80, 100 & 150 mono. Plenty of times. Occasionally you will get cut off on the mono. The mono is more resilient than hard wire & wont break from kinking.
If one of your plugs starts running crazy to the side. Check you rigging for kinks. You may find that some naturally run favoring one side.