On all of freshwater gear, I nail knot a piece of 20lb Amnesia and put a perfection loop on the other end to attach the furled leader.

I'm heading to FL (hopefully) and I"m starting to think about leaders, tippet and such. After some research, I"m thinking of making my own welded loop on the end of the fly line by cutting the end at an angle and doing two (2) wraps with fly tying thread. Then hitting it with Pliobond.

I'm also planning to use a furled leader. The class tipped will likely get a three-turn surgeon's knot (gonna be 20lb Ande) to connect to the tippet end of the leader. Connecting the bite leader (80lb Hard mason) to the class tippet is what I'm looking into now.