Do you mean a roller fairlead? I made sure not to use the winch without a fairlead, and haven't needed the winch since I got it installed!
Roller Fair leads are the rollers in front of the winch. They should help guide the wire back as it's being wound.
I think the OP asked if you're using a wire thimble. It's an anchor point for your wire rope, like a cabled hook.
I know I already submitted, but I also like this one, back on my 2" and 31"s.... Doing the one thing I had intended my jeep to do, just find a path, and drive... Somewhere I lost sight of that goal and made jeeping far more I had meant for it to be to me.....
I see people do that a lot. Somewhere along the way, they lost sight of what the basic essentials are for fun, and make trailer queens. No disrespect.