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Im debating on whether or not I should pick up some hi viz braid for my light spinning outfit. I currently have 20/6 sufix in green but wanted to step down to the 10/4 in a hi viz to help with line watching. I fish pretty clear water and will be using a leader. Can anyone comment on yellow vs. red/orange in clear water?

I dont care if it bleeds some as long as it's not all over everything.

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I do it up north no problem using pp super 8 10/2 yellow and 6/2 832 neon lime. Both with 6/7# fluoro leaders. No issues at all.

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I found that the White 832 is very easy to see for line watching, but the blaze orange they have in the Performance braid is very nice as well.

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With braid I don't have to watch my line, I feel what I need to. I use standard green, with 1 exception Hi viz yellow, because I like the way it looks on my reel, no other reason. I did just re spool my yellow with the identical line, I noticed very little color loss bewtween new and old.

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Yellow and white are harder to see with the sky as background. Dropping from 20lb diameter to 10lb diameter makes the line harder to see irrespective of the color.

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i use the moss green.i know someone who uses the high vis orange and he doesnt even use a leader. he just uses a black sharpie and colors the last 5-6ft

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this is for one spool on my light power outfit that i do a lot of weghtless plastic fishing with. i dont have a problem seeing the green in larger diameters, just these sewing thread thin type. im leaning towards yellow powerpro for my clear, pressured waters.

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I use 10lb PowerPro hi-vis yellow on my spinning setups. Leaders on each, too.

I also like the hi-vis orange from Sufix.

Have experimented with no leader and blacking out the first 5 feet of line. Caught fish, but still prefer a leader. For one, I can more easily snap the leader if I'm hung up. That way I don't lose any of my braided line, just the leader.

As far as the visibility, the older the line, the more the brightness fades. So for the yellow, in some conditions - facing the sun, sun is low, etc., the line can be just as hard to see as any other line. But for most conditions I find it is excellent for watching.

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i use a leader for the same reasons. snapping braid can be a PITA no matter what lb test.

what color water are you fishing? have you noticed any difference in your catch ratio using the yellow vs another color?

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i use a leader for the same reasons. snapping braid can be a PITA no matter what lb test.

what color water are you fishing? have you noticed any difference in your catch ratio using the yellow vs another color?

I like to describe the water as "green clear"

Yesterday it was cloudy green, and the reservoir was high. I couldn't see much over a foot down, if that. In the spring I could describe the stuff on the bottom. It was crystal-green-clear.

I fish reservoirs here in the Hampton Roads area. Now when I've fished some very clear water in PA, I used the same stuff. No problems going after smallies, largies, etc. So I don't think there's any negative with the yellow PP at all. And as far as other color (and brand) lines, when I did use them, the main thing was how they handled. Given the use of a leader, I don't think mainline color really matters.

And no, not noticed a difference in catch ratio. If I feel there's a visibility issue, I simply lengthen the leader. And I'm using P-Line Floroclear in mist green. Virtually invisible in my waters. And that's comparing it to strait, pure fluoro. Now here I think I do see a difference. I *feel* that the floroclear has been best, and caught the most fish on it (as leader). I know there are folks here who hate the stuff, but I love it and have caught some beasts with it.

Edited by DarrenM

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I put 832 white 10/4 on my light spinning rod. Only been out once with it so far, and didn't catch squat that day. Picked it instead of the green PP Slick 8 for 3 reasons....cheaper, easier for me to see, and the PP is 10/2 which is getting hard for this old man to deal with. If DSG's had the Hi-viz orange, I would have picked that. Don't know if it would be easier to see than the white, but I like the color better. :)

I did spool 12# Neon Tangerine Seige on my daughter's Senko rod, and have enough to spool one of my reels as well. She got to use it one weekend while in the Pocono's and likes the color so far.

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Thanks for everyone replies. I went ahead and ebay'd some 15/4 yellow power pro. I'll post back here with my thoughts when I get out with it.

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