I have few different #3 lines and use rio tapered leaders on all of them. Not really a difference except between 3wf and 3dt. One is worse than the other. I wrap my tippet/leader around the reel and back to a guide to affix. I slip the line off the reel and tap the rod to flick the fly. This is another problem with this rod. That technique makes the tip of this rod vibrate and it weaves the line around the tip. One little tap. lol. I'm glad I fish bamboo. I'm not interested in fishing this rod.What line and especially leader do you use on your LL and where do you affix your fly when hiking to the stream?