This summer I switched to braid for my bigger rods (kayak'd baits). I have had problems. Twice, I simply reeled in the line frayed....no mono, nothing. Then I got a strike but broke the line easily. I believe kings, spanish, blues or some teethy critter is biting my line, but never had this proble with mono. Also, heard the bars can literally wear out the line, but I don't see that with 100# braid. Thoughts? About to switch back to mono for life!