How will fluorocarbon compare to braid as far as flipping and pure strength in the jungles down here in south Florida ? I hear a lot of people using leaders 3 foot long it so . It’s tough pulling abig fish out of a hyacinth may .
Since you are already are using 65 lb braid, i would stick with that. if you are fishing the thick heavy stuff, line visibility isn’t an issue and you need the line strength.
Just buy Bulk spools of braid and do some shopping around for better prices, ie: Amazon, Ebay, Outlet and overstocked stores, (check them all. you should be able to find a 65 lb braid for at least $10 per 100 yards somewhere), and you will save a lot of money.
Line can be really expensive, i think braid is needed but there are ways to get longer use out of it. i have braid on some reels going on my 3rd year without respooling. line fading doesn’t bother me, and i use the Sharpie trick and when it starts to fray a little or get mushy like cotton like BBK said, i cut it off. I tie good knots so i retie seldom with braid, only when it looks like it is frayed. Good Luck