ducain and i always slide on a egg sinker and tie a hook on. i see alot of people use leaders. what is the reason behind this. i have heard a lot of people say that a knot is the weakest link in your line. our biggest flats as of yet are #30 & #35, but hopefuly we will do much better this year. so i was just wondering if a heavier leader than your line was to help get the bigger fish in or what.