Carp anglers, lure anglers and many anglers who trot at a distance use braid for differing reasons. But what about feeder fishing on a river for roach and dace and the hope of an occasional bream or chub?
Recently I've been using braid. I like the fact that, being thinner, it reduces the drag on the line; and I think it gives clearer indication of bites, particularly subtle ones. But I've had a couple of line breaks recently that took me by surprise as I didn't think the pull on the line was enough to cause a break. Could it have been that, with no stretch in the braid, a sudden jerk was enough to cause a break whereas with mono the stretch would have absorbed the shock? In addition I was using a hook to nylon, and I think these are low diameter lines that also have no stretch.
That's just one aspect. What line do you use for general purpose ledgering, and why?