[quote\] All of this info could be wrong, but this is what I have heard.
Braid is not well suited for spinning reels.
Braid uses specific knots. Not quite specialty ones, but the usual list of knots you can use well on mono, some of them are not good on braided.
My two cents, everytime I am out fishing, I usually loose a rig or two on the rocks. If your bottom fishing and more so on the shore, using braided can get pricey.[/quote]
I converted to braided line quite some time ago & have been using it exclusively for about 6-8 yrs now.
Some things that I found are:
You may be right about some knots not being good for braid, bu I haven't found any that gave me problems ( I use mostly uni knots).
When I fish snaggy water I like to use a mono or flouro leader that has a pound test less than my main line, or else tie a single overhand knot somewhere in the leader, so that if I get hung up the leader breaks rather than somewhere up the line, so I lose very little braid.
The only reels I've had trouble with using braided line were the Penn 450ssg & 550ssg that I had, for some reason I got terrible birds nests with them.
Another thing I like that I hadn't seen mentioned is that, while mono should be changed at least once a season, a good braided line (like Power Pro) lasts me at least 5 yrs. If the tag end starts to get frayed I cut it back, & if the color starts to fade more than I like I just remove the braid & then put it on backwards, so the new line is up front.
I love the sensitivity, the solid hook sets (also because of the lack of stretch), the total lack of memory when casting, ie no loops coming off the spool, & longer casts because of it, plus the very small diameter of the braid, which gives me longer casts, more line for back up on a smaller, lighter reel, & when I'm bottom fishing or trolling I can get down deeper with stronger line with less weigt needed, again because of the small diameter.
The only down sides I can think of are that you can't cut it with most clippers, must use a sharp knife or very sharp scissors, that it will cut you more easily than mono, & that because of it's small diameter, in dim light it's harder for me to see with these old eyes of mine.
I honestly can't see myself ever going back to mono.