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When using mono or a co polymer, do you really worry about line color? When would you use green over clear? Slightly staind, staind, or muddy? Or not at all?

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all the water here in tennessee is muddy or stained. i use green all the time.

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My lake is mostly green-ish, so I use green line. Does it make a difference? Really couldn't say......

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I use green for stained and clear for clear. I also down size some in the clear water. This is when flouro gets spooled.

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I dont think it makes much of a difference on the color of the line. I use clear YoZuri, and green 65# Spiderwire. The water is clear and merkey depending on where I fish, but either way the fish still bite.

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I usually use clear because, well no reason. I have 2 rods spooled with 15lb copoly green though, only reason is because they were out of clear. Haven't noticed a difference, even in clear water.

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My lakes here in Tennessee run from a bit green to crystal clear. I don't think line color makes a practical difference.

I do use clear and green line - but only for color coding. If the line is green, I know that it's Yo-Zuri Hybrid - it it's clear, I know it's nylon mono or flouro...

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Green Yo-Zuri Hybrid blends almost perfectly with gin clear water.

For stained water, Purple Smoke is the ticket.

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I use both and really don't pay attention to the color anymore. I used to think it made a difference but you don't get really clear water where I fish, couple feet of visibility is about it. The color I use is determined by what was available in the line I needed at the time.

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I use green because it looks cooler on my reels, That is the only reason

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I like green mono so I can tell which reels have mono and which ones have floro.

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I like green mono so I can tell which reels have mono and which ones have floro.

Never thought of that, but you are right. Works the same for me.

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I like to match line with water color, so simply saying "green" isn't enough. I like a light green and even use the light green Trilene fluorocarbon b/c it matches my water.

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I don't worry about line color. I use clear, green, camo, timber brown etc... I just don't believe it makes much difference, at least not with moving baits.

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I like green mono so I can tell which reels have mono and which ones have floro.

This. Either use green Trilene or purple Stren (for night fishing with black light).

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This. Either use green Trilene or purple Stren (for night fishing with black light).

Yessir - I've got a couple of spools of green Trilene, it's a good, inexspensive mono. I primarily use mono for moving baits, CB's, SB's, and topwaters, so I don't get too worried about visibility. I may start throwing cranks on floro however, seems that the pros are starting to lean that way for cranks. Mainly for feel and increased depth is what I'm hearing. Just gotta make frequent checks for abrasion.

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I prefer clear.

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I've used clear and green.

Never noticed a significant drop off in bites between the 2 colors

I couldn't get Yo Zuri hybrid in green (wasnt in stock) so I'm going to catch them with clear!

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