I recently ordered a "furled leader" from Cut Throat Leaders. I am excited to get it hooked up to my line and get some casts in. From everything that I have read, the furled nature of the leader is supposed to fall freely, absorb shock, and provide extra strength. Most people say they use these and never have to change them again. So, mine is in the mail and I will let you know how it goes! Note: Don't forget to pick up some leader floatant.