Finesse Jigging - Tying Braid Direct?
Panfish,half my rigs are mono,the other braid. Do not see much difference in catch ratio either. Just less ice jig retie.
I use a number of knots for joining braid to fluoro. Most of the time I use a back to back Uni knot. If I'm using higher test then 12 pound I will use an Alberto knot because it is slightly smaller and does not bang the rod tip as much when casting. If I am using higher than 20 pound fluoro in salt water I use the FG knot because it is a smallest knot you can tie. It takes some time to tie though so reserve it for times when it's necessary. I encourage you to check out YouTube videos for any or all of the above knots.
I hate tying on leaders too...
I forgot to say we always used 8 or 10 pound PowerPro....
Formerly Steve @ G & S