Since the popularity of the new ultra-thin Spectra braided lines has grown, offshore fishermen have been able to greatly increase their favorite reels capacity. Many have found that if they leave a little braid off and top up their reels with monofilament, they are able to take advantage of the features that each has to offer. Not only do you keep the higher capacity and the non-stretch features of braid for better hooksets but you gain the low visibility, shock absorbing, abrasion resistance and handling characteristics of mono.
On top of the added fish catching abilities of this combination, there is quite a cost savings when adding the mono. Just change out a Top Shot after a good fish or when it shows signs of wear and leave the expensive braid on for a couple years or more.