Let's say that we have a scenario where the dealer has declined a ♠J.
You are sitting to the dealer's left, with ♥A, ♣K, ♣9, ♢Q, ♢10.
The advice I read at this site says that calling clubs is a reasonable call as it is likely the dealer was strong in red. My own experience and skill level agrees with this.
The article also notes that a poor lead would be ♥A, as any spare club could pick up the trick (again agreed).
What seems to be the best lead from this position?
My thought would be to lead ♢10 and give my partner a chance to jump, but is there a better general strategy? Leading ♢Q improves the odds of picking up the first trick myself, but to my mind, only marginally.
My general line of thought is that since I am void in spades, I'm best to become void in diamonds to increase my chances of using my trump on off suit leads by my opponents.