Thanks. I'll try the clinch with the overhand stopper. I also think Lou T. had some terminal loop recipies in his latest book, I'll have to look.
As far as loop-to-loop connections, I like the perfoection loop, as it is very stright (i.e., in-line with the line). I've heard that it isn't the strongest knot, but for butts and the heavey ends of leaders this should not be a problem.
The perfection loop is very hard to describe how to tie it, but very easy to SHOW. I've even found a little trick to make'm really small, but it's a show not a tell.