Re: What type of leader do you use?
That is one thing that hasn't been mentioned, but as Kgliss pointed out, mono stretches. My mono do. Can be a good thing or very bad. It is like a snubber/bungee when hooking fish. Extra nice feature with stiff rods, but, get a snag and try to pull it free can be a mess.
I use 4mm mono in my leaders and they are almost as supple as the thread.