I like most of you grew up using monofilament line and have noticed improvements over the years.
Here is a link to a good thread on mono for ice fishing: http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...d;page=unread#unread
The tough part, once the brake is set right, is: Better reels allow for lighter lures to be cast but there are limits. 1/32 - forget it!
Yeah, I will give it another go before I completely give up on it...
You may have more luck casting braid on a baitcaster than mono or f/c.
I have never used anything but mono on any of my rigs, but I do not get out fishing all the time and I only use spinning reels. I bought a baitcaster and when I took it in to Sportsman's Warehouse to fill it with line I called ahead and they told me someone would be able to help me know how to cast it, but that did not happen and the first time I tried to cast it, with the instruction I had gleaned from the internet, I got such a horrendous tangle I just took it off the rod and it sits in a box. I am sorry this went way off topic in a hurry - just frustrated.
I believe they still use it for salt water for the stretch, but all I have on all my rods is fluorocarbon and braid. Once I tried Fireline years ago I never went back.
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