It seems to me that the lengths mentioned for furled leaders are mostly driven by the length of board an individual ends up with.

I'd like to ask about what are the favorite lengths recommended for furled leaders but suppose it is driven by that board and also by type of fishing.

E.g. if you had your druthers would you like a 7 1/2 or 9 foot one for dries vs say a 5 1/2 foot.

How much difference is there in performance relative to the lengths????

Is there a minimum length...or could you even use a real short one as we do a mono butt?