I agree on leader being better. Somedays doesn't seem to make difference, but in long run it does. You catch more fish on braid deadsticking too. more sensitive less stretch hooking light biters in 25ft of water. FG knots are new favorite. very easy and small and surpass in knot tests. Should be a video on FG knots.
Topped off with some UV Glue and you are the winner.
2012 Nautic Star 2200 Sport