Re: New here... Need some help!
I think leaders aren't as important for some species as others. If you are going for reds and bass mostly, a simple untapered piece of mono will do. For bass, I use 20lb mono for leader and 12lb for tippet. No need to deal with furled, tapered, or complex leaders. If you are going for trout a lot, then leaders become more important. I would stay away from concentrating on leaders to much until you know what difference they really make.