Full only half of your reel with braid and using a mono backing is another option.
I have 300yds of Performance braid on one of my spare spools and have never used it. I have found a quality nylon like Pioneer flexline does the job and stands up to the punishment quite well. Another reason I shy away from braid is that I rarely have to do long casts plus I hate doing the connection knot.
I use fireline which is like a braid on my small reels, mainly for softplastic fishing but they never get to see the surf.