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  I had the day off today and enjoyed going out fishing behind a dam for the first time this year. Didn't catch anything because the current was just too strong and I don't think they are biting yet.  I tried my new Diawa spinning reel and six pound mono line in lo-viz green.  Here is something I'm starting to think about - I have never used hi visibility line because I didn't want to scare away the fish.  But I keep reading how it's important to be a line watch.  I have to admit - I find six and eight pound line sort of hard to see.  Would switching to hi-vis line help?  Is that the purpose of hi-vis line, to be able to watch the line better?  When you do you hi-vis line, are you supposed to use a leader?  

 

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I use high vis (bright orange and high vis yellow) for walleye during the late fall/early spring before spring run off when the water is gin clear. Walleye have 100xs the eye sight bass do and I've never felt the high vis line hindered anything. You will be fine. the only time i would be worried about my line is gin clear + highly pressured waters. even then i wouldn't be overly concerned about it unless you aren't getting any bites. try using 6# berkley neon green sensation. it's a great low# test mono.

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If I'm wearing sunglasses I can usually see my line no problem, even when its cloudy. I usually fish with 6-8 lb line. I like to use low-vis line just because its one less reason for a fish to not bite. You could just use a low-vis leader, so that way the you wont have to worry about the fish seeing the line and you can still watch the line for the strike.

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Just take a black sharpie and color the line black the last few feet.

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