In summary, when using live bait, attach the hook directly to the leader or line. When using braided line as the main line, use a fluorocarbon or monofilament leader of 12″ or longer. You can tie a lead to main line knot such as the alberto knot or a uni to uni knot. Or you can use a swivel and use a palomar knot (my favorite strong knot) with the main line and then tie another palomar knot using mono or fluorocarbon (best) as a leader, and then tie another palomar knot to your hook.
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