You can always use braided and tie on a mono-leader. The issue is visibility. When the bite is on I don't see much of a difference using briaded with a mono leader. Braided knots are a witch with a capital B. Trick is not to use to thin of a diameter and don't throw into the wind where you get line twist. Briaded line can last a long time...and better yet you can reverse the line and get "new" line after a few years.