Fluorocarbon leader material like Shimanos new F - EX Fluoro Ocea Leader provides a number of advantages to discerning anglers dealing with wary fish under difficult fishing conditions.
- High breaking strength compared to diameter.
- Clear coloured.
- Refractive index is close to that of water, is therefore nearly visible for fish.
- Does not absorb water.
- Soft Fluoro core for knot strength, hard outer shell for abrasion resistance, fluorine coating for smooth surface finish.
Its thinner than equivalent breaking strain nylon, highly abrasion resistant, doesnt absorb water so it sinks faster, is clear in colour and, with its refractive index being pretty close to that of water, is therefore less visible to fish. Ocea Leader structure is quite different too, in that it has a soft fluoro core for knot strength, a hard outer shell for abrasion resistance, and then a fluorine coating over this to provide a smooth surface finish.