I’ve been using the 16lb Mirage as a leader material.

It sinks superbly without any additional weighting, is surprisingly supple and extremely abrasion resistant. You can get plenty of leaders from one of the 100m spools, but this was actually developed as a main line, for which purpose a 600m spool will give the best value.

Dan Wildbore

RRP: 100m spool from £12.50; 200m £19.99; 600m £56.99
Website: www.gardnertackle.co.uk