Keeping Leaders Simple (5 of 15)
So it's really a matter of stealth. Using a leader enables you to get more stealth. You don't want to tie a fly right on the end of that thick fly line. Yet, you need a fly line to cast to bend the rod.
There are a number of different types of leaders and right now I'm not going to talk about the different types. Make it simple, pick a knotless, tapered leader made from nylon.
To start, that's all you want to have to worry about.