chafing gear

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Noun1.chafing gear - covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
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Finish off the leader by crimping a loop for the fishing rod snap swivel, adding chafing gear if you like.
1) include minimum mesh size restrictions for the twine top, as well as restrictions on the use of chafing gear and on the internal diameter and spacing of the rings.
For example, OSHA instructions don't require chafing gear for leads and cords passing through doorways and hatches.