Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Stilly, Skagit, Methow, etc...
Pro: It's very slick and very light. When it's well stretched and has soaked in the water a bit it "wants" to be straight, meaning it doesn't tend to lay in a squiggly mess. It comes out of the water very easily.
Cons: Doesn't float, but I've found that to be less important than coming out of the water easily, as wading eddies will pull anything under. It doesn't want to give up it's coil in cold weather. I feel like it becomes an option around 50 degrees. Sucks at 35... It tends to "remember" kinks. It requires some stretching and time in the water before it really starts to handle well. Requires a triple surgeons for me to be comfortable, which is a pretty big knot.
Bottom line- I like mono more than anything in warm weather. It's all about how well it shoots, and I feel it, amnesia, and varivas are among best shooters.