Re: What type of leader do you use?
I really like simple. A tip I picked up from one of Dave Hughes' books. He uses commercial 7.5' 3x tapered leaders then adds tippet material as the situation dictates. Basically a 7.5' permanent butt section. I fish it 90% by adding 12-18" of 4x and then some 5x at the terminal end. This works well with most 8'-9' rods. For my shorter, lighter rods or really tight quarters I start with a 7.5' 4x then tie on the tippet.
I've never used furled leaders but I would assume this is the same theory only in mono.