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.
Panfish? Leader. Always...Except when I'm just briefly messing around....but it doesn't seem to matter when they're hitting aggressively.
I hate tying on leaders too...
I forgot to say we always used 8 or 10 pound PowerPro....
Formerly Steve @ G & S