Re: Line Choice....
One can use planer boards with braid, you just need the proper releases. If you are talking in line planer boards, one source would be Off Shore Tackle, and I'm sure others have them. If your talking regular planer boards run off a mast, there are many quality releases. As for 25 lb mono and umbrella rigs, I'd generally recommend something heaver. You could be OK with the 25 lb mono, depending on the rig. I'd recommend "smaller" u-rigs, and baits (attractors), that cause low drag. A good choice would be a small diameter u-rig with 4-6 buck tail teasers. You also may consider a light daisy chain, as the lack of arms cause much less drag.