The wind was blowing very hard on my most recent trip to Andros, and I found commercial knotless tapered “bonefish” leaders simply too supple to turn over the size 2 and 4 flies the fish wanted. After some experimentation, the leader formula that worked best for me used 3’ each of Rio saltwater hard mono in 30 lb (.027”) and 25 lb (.024”), then 1’ each of Rio saltwater hard mono in 20 lb (.021”), 16 lb (.018”), and 12 lb (.015”). I tied perfection loops to connect the tip of the 12 lb to a 2’ tippet of 12 lb/.011” fluoro with a loop-to-loop connection, for a total length of 11’. (I also had a spool of Seaguar Grand Max 1x (14.5 lb, .010") in my pocket in case the fish wanted size 6 or 8 flies, but those never got wet.) Except for the tippet, I used blood knots coated with Loon UV Knot Sense for the connections. The perfection loops made replacing tippet easy and the hard mono section was still as sound on the last day of the week as the first. My only complaint was that there was a lot of memory in the hard mono when it was fresh, which needed a fair amount of stretching and casting in the first couple of hours to relax.