So once again I am going to canada for a little pike trip...very exciting, this will be my 2nd time going for pike. I am going to get a two piece 7'0 medium heavy rod (for car transport), a 6.4:1 bait cast reel loaded with 12 lb power pro braid. This is where my question comes in. In google searches, it said the best lines to use are either 20+ lb mono or 50 lb braid....why 50 lb braid? is it because the no stretch factor? What line is best?