I'm a true noobie with many questions,
but right now I'm trying to figure out which leader I need.
I spin-fish for smallies on small creeks to large rivers here in central KY, and last year I caught a trout on my buddy's fly rod and I've had the fever ever since.
For Christmas I got a 9 foot 6 weight Sage Launch w/ the intention of fishing largemouth, panfish, and of course smallies.
Question is, what kind of leader do I need if I'll be throwing #6 and #4 bugs, woolie buggers, etc?
Is there an all-purpose leader that is a good "middle ground" to cover everything short of the really huge bass bugs?
Also, will I be better served with just a tapered leader in lieu of tying up my own tippet sections?
How can I make this simple?
Thanks in advance for any input.