I use a fly rod to catch bait and creek fish when it's hot. I just got a 4 wt. rod and loaded the backing and line but wonder about the rest of the setup. In the past I used the no-knot eyelets on the fly line to tie the leader to. Is there any advantage to using a nail-knot (which is a SOB for me to tie) or a loop to loop connection? Also, I usually use a leader from ordinary fishing line and no tippett. Again is there an advantage to using a tapered leader followed by a tippet? I seem to cast well using my eyelet/fishing line for leader setup and it's cheap. Thanks for any suggestions.