fluorocarbon

noun
fluo·​ro·​car·​bon | \ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkär-bən, ˌflȯr- \

Definition of fluorocarbon 

: any of various chemically inert compounds containing carbon and fluorine used chiefly as lubricants, refrigerants, nonstick coatings, and formerly aerosol propellants and in making resins and plastics also : chlorofluorocarbon

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Spooled on the reel was 20-pound-test fused braided line with 12-pound-test Seaguar fluorocarbon. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Redfish gobble this bass finesse bait in the marsh," 26 Apr. 2018 This creates a three-dimensional mesh that water has a hard time penetrating, because the surface of these particles has been reacted with a fluorocarbon, creating a hydrophobic surface. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "The Internet-demanded, partially scientific testing of Ultra-Ever Dry (in HD!)," 4 July 2018 Tunas have excellent eyesight, so using fluorocarbon leaders, which are invisible in the water, and small 3/0 to 5/0 circle hooks will get more bites. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Fishing for blackfin tunas? Here is a great and fun place in the Florida Keys to do that," 14 June 2018 From the hook of the nymph, tie on another 10 inches of leader (5X fluorocarbon) a No. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Anglers cast for magic on Saturday’s trout opener," 25 Apr. 2018 For the novice angler, Smith recommended using a 20-pound spinning outfit with a 50-pound leader made of fluorocarbon, which is invisible in the water. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "This is the best time for sailfishing in South Florida | Miami Herald," 16 Feb. 2018 Most anglers fish the lures on 12- to 15-pound test fluorocarbon, which gives a better feel for the lure than more stretchy monofilament. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Rattlebait tactics for winter bass fishing," 7 Jan. 2018 Most anglers use 18 inches of 10-pound-test clear fluorocarbon as leader, tied to the running line with a double uniknot. Joe Songer, AL.com, "Over 85 amazing wildlife photos captured on trail/game cameras by our readers," 8 Feb. 2018 In this video, Marsh Man Masson discusses the advantages and disadvantages to monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided fishing line. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Strengths, weaknesses of 3 main fishing-line types," 30 Jan. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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