Never used braid myself so just musing it over.I have 35 years experience sea fishing and have used both braid and mono and for me it's mono every time. Really dont like braid at all. But that's just me. But for what it's worth, good quality mono every time.
I just knew this was a hobby/sport the Mrs could partake in too lol lolYou need to wash your reels and oil them every time they are used in salt water, if not they will rot away,