Hey '96...there are only two kinds of questions: 1. Questions that get answered
2. Questions that go unanswered
because someone was afraid to sound "dumb".
If you get that braid you were looking into...you'll need one of these fluoro or mono leaders...and the best knot to join the two lines is the uni to uni knot. There are a gazillion videos on you tube showing how to tie it. Good luck!