Have you tried this...? The other day I was in a hurry to rig up a 10 ft. sinking tip to the belly of a weight forward floater. So, I grabbed a couple of braided mono terminal loops (the 'Chinese finger cuff' type) that I had laying around and slipped one on each each end of the connection. Then I applied a then coat of Goop Marine glue over the braiding (just up to the loops). I used just enough glue to make the braiding smooth once the glue dried. So off to the river I go, and to my amazement the rig worked like a charm. No henging, no stiff spot, no clicking thru the guides when landing fish. The only downside I can think of, is that eventually the mono will deteriorate the connections will need to be replaced.