Leader Usage

These are very personal leader preferences that I use.....You may have different approaches....but...Long Leaders are for Rod holder Days.....Short ones are fro rod holding days...and for good surf casters....Why?...then the reason...reaction time and fish time with long one. What do I mean by that?  Well its like this....if the leader is short ...and you ARE A ROD HOLDER...you will detect the fish sooner and should be able to react when the time to strike is prime.  If you USE A ROD HOLDER...use a longer leader...it gives the fish alittle longer to take the bait before detect the sinker resistance and spitting the bait.....Again...if YOU hold it..18" leader...if the ROD HOLDER holds it...30-36" leader. It's just my way.

 Good Luck ....and please practice catch and release.