Nick describes the presentation for deep winter fishing to a "T". (BTW - those pictures from the clave are nothing short of amazing and I will post a gallery as soon as I have time to build it, thanks!)
I never weight the tippet. For sinktip lines, use a short leader - 4-6'. For floating lines with metal tubes, use a long leader - as long as you can turn over with the line you're using. Don't forget to investigate Ed Ward's Skagit methods for a compromise between the two.
Originally Posted by grouseman
What length leader/tippet? Do you weight the tippet? How about floating lines and longer leaders with weight? Thanks for your quick reply. It's 50f out right now!