I like a few feet of mono on the spool to prevent spinning then I load up the braid and finish up with fluorocarbon. No line memory and great strength on the spool which like Joe said will " last 4 Evaa" I use the modified Albright knot to hold the lines together. Pull it up on utube, it won the knot wars for braid to mono. The power pro on sale was the new kind, which is coated like the fire line. I am set up for many years to come with low maintenance.