Ok now im really stressing over which kind of line to use and the pros and cons of each. Im hoping someone can give me a hand here to help choose a line to suit my needs. I use to use Suffix Seige mono in 8lb. It was good and had a low enough memory for me but then it changed when I started to throw rat-l-traps this year. It seems that the line likes to retain a lot of memory if a lot of it is thrown out. I can launch the rat-l-trap far but that seems to make it gain memory. I dont know why. Before I use to throw it not so far and it had no memory(using plastics). Now it does and I hate going through the troubles of cutting off line because of a birds nest. I then switch to Fireline Crystal which is a braid correct? It seemed like all was well and the line was FANTASTIC! That is until I went to Maumee this year for the WB run and fished in the rain. The line seemed to become watersoaked and would just spin right off the spool with the drag on tight. It's VERY annoying and really destroys the hook set. I went to the Big O for Hybrids and the same thing happened. Fireline also seems to frey very easily. It is a strong line but it freys so quickly and then loses its purpose of being braided. I never had that problem with mono. For how much it costs I really dont think braid is that much better unless you only fish in the dry and like cutting off freyed sections every time. That gets very costly in the end. I might end up going back to mono because the watersoak problem just annoys me as well as the freying. Is there a mono that doesnt have a lot of memory. Suffix was pretty good but is there something better? Is the watersoaking just a Fireline problem or is that with all braids? Could it be that I just suck?