If I am fishing saltwater then I prefer a 3'-4' fluoro leader. If I am fishing for bone fish, then I like a 6' to 8' leader. I have never found any benefit to using fluoro in freshwater. Fluoro absorbs water and makes that section of line slightly heavier causing a bit more sinking which can be an issue if you are trying to use a floating bait.
No swivel is needed and braid and fluoro are best connected using a Uni to Uni knot.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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