When spooling up with braid, I always put the spool of braid in warm water for around two hours, before putting it on my reels. It’s important that you make sure not to overfill your spools or this will end in disaster with birds’ nests and wind knots. Ideally, I recommend leaving a 2-3mm gap between end of spool and braid.
When playing fish with a braided main line, I always play fish off the clutch, opposed to using the back wind. I believe this gives you a cushioning effect against the lunges from a fish. I spent a lot of time contemplating fishing zigs with a braided main line (not the actual zig section), as I was worried about the zig section parting. I bit the bullet and cracked on with it and since doing so I have lost zero fish on zigs. I now believe that he very fact you have zero stretch and instant indication is perfect for this method.
When using a braided main line, I always like to drop the lead on the bite and have a super sharp hook. With all these factors combined, you cannot fail as the efficiency of the terminal tackle arrangement is enhanced by the direct contact and the resistance a pricked fish encounters from the off.
I hope this is beneficial to anyone that has an uncertainty to try braid. Give it a go and you may even love it like me.
Best of luck, Jim