Was asked a question re: leader construction for fishing with an 11 ft. switch rod. I prefer a 12 to 14 ft. leader: 4 ft. of Ande 25lb. butt section, 4 ft. of 20 lb. midsection, and 4 ft. of 15 lb. tippet. For medium to large flies, I fish 15 lb. test to the fly. For smaller flies I often add a 2 ft. tippet of 12, 10, or 8 lb. test.