Most of my leaders are a 2 tone or candy striped leader. They have a clear end of about 9 inches or so. Depending on the size of the leader I will use .003, .004 or .005 mono-filament. If I am making a straight mono leader I usually use either .004 or .005 mono. I do have some .006 mono if needed. I have found that the Power Pro leaders are a bit stiff for my liking, but I have a few people that do like them primarily for heavy cover where abrasion resistance is a must. I have some 3 lb Power Pro coming in just to see how it works.