Re: shock leaders
For bait fishing. I use a fish finder rig or a double drop loop rig. For the fish finder I attach the sinker slide to the braid (main line) and tie on a snap swivel.
Sea Strikers Quik Slides are nice because you can put them on and remove them with out cutting your line.
Then I attach my fishing rig. I make my own. Hook on one end, peg bobber and a Spro Power swivel on the other end. These rigs are 30 to 36 inches long.
For the drop loop rig. I'll tie up the drop loops and tie a duo-loc snap on one end and a Spro Power Swivel on the other. These rigs are 36 to 48 inches long depending on where I'm fishing.
I'm mostly plug but for chunking this works for me.
Lazy days. Tight lines. Cold Beer.