Always use a snap link to join your Pike trace to the rest of your rig.
This means you can quickly and easily change the trace if it becomes worn. You can unclip it to help in unhooking.
If using free roving float rig, you can attach an arsley bomb of the correct size to it easily changing size to suit size of baits.
Also, if float ledgering, you can adjust the weight easily should conditions change.
Much cheaper and more versatile than the Qwik change leads.