I bought some powerpro 20 lb braid and im using a 3-4 ft leader of trilene 10 lb big game. I have used a blood knot to attach my leader it seems pretty strong no slippage the knot breaks at the mono when i yank it to failure. I am more comfortable with this knot easier and faster for me to tie. I will be using it at bm this weekend for kiwanis tourney but i am going to pueblo res tomarrow night to cast it a few times and check it out. Anybody got any dos and donts for me to try.