Quote Originally Posted by gruntahunta View Post
Th swivel will not go nice and smoothly through the small runners on your rod, especially important when using a long leader. Really hard to cast when swivel goes through runners!
Each to their own with all things fishing.

Don't take offence but I am aware of the fact that swivels don't run very good through runners so if needed I would use a different setup to allow for a longer leader. I just use a swivel as thats what suits me most of the time.

I am in no way saying using a swivel is the best or the only way to join mono it is only another idea. I think everyone who has commented here has suggested something different which is great as it gives lots of choices.