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I've been using just some random mono from bass pro, my uncle was telling me to get some green line, says the fish don't see it as well. 

This true, does everyone else use colored line? 

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Usually you want to match the color of the water. If youre fishing a lake with 20' of visibility, that green line isnt a great idea unless youre gonna use a mono/floro leader. Since youre in Missouri, im assuming the water is relatively clay colored. You could easily get away with "green" line if that were the case. 

As for does everyone use colored line, im not 100% on that. I have CXX(gold color) Braid(obvious green) and Pure floro(clear) and Trilene XT(moss green) on my reels. The lakes I fish vary drastically in color/clarity but I have yet to run into a line shy issue besides with the braid. 

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If you are fishing water that isn't gin clear, I'm not sure that green mono vs clear mono vs fluoro would be any different as far as fish caring that it is there. 

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 I use clear, fluorescent blue, smoke and green line mainly to distinguish between lb test ( I look at a reel and by the color of the line I know what lb test is spooled in it ), makes no difference at all in the catch ratio.

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In most waters, it doesn't really matter much at all.

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seems to make no difference around here.  i've been using yellow braid for a while and i don't think the fish have noticed or seemed to care.

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I have several different types of lines just like everyone else. But I really like the spider wire camo braid. It's tan dark brown and green. Literally camo! Ha-ha . People hate on spiderwire for whatever reason.  Cuz their favorite pro doesn't use it or whatever their reason may be. But, it works great for me. And cheaper than almost every other braid. Idk about you but I'm on a budget ? Lol so when I find something affordable that works well it is what I use. 

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5 minutes ago, Yeajray231 said:

I have several different types of lines just like everyone else. But I really like the spider wire camo braid. It's tan dark brown and green. Literally camo! Ha-ha . People hate on spiderwire for whatever reason.  Cuz their favorite pro doesn't use it or whatever their reason may be. But, it works great for me. And cheaper than almost every other braid. Idk about you but I'm on a budget ? Lol so when I find something affordable that works well it is what I use. 

only reason i have to "hate" on spiderwire is because of the glo-viz i think it's called.  used it BRIEFLY at that and hated it.  it left a slimy sticky tacky whatever you want to call it residue on the spool, reel and guides.  not sure if it was a bad batch or what, but i have no intention of trying that again.  

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@buzzed bait I use mine on spinning gear. And I don't think any of my spiderwire have the glo-vis. I've never run into a sticky substance while using it. And  I discovered this braid when I was 14. Almost 10 years ago

I use the camo. The stealth (mines white I'm not sure if it comes in others ;but it's cool cuz it gets stained to the water color very quickly) and then just the regular moss green braid. . Never had a problem ! Ever ! 

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I've used about every color of line made over the years, and caught plenty of fish on all of it. As was stated, it's not necessarily what they can see (they can see it all for the most part), but rather whether they care. Most times they probably don't, but in certain waters and under certain conditions, I've heard respectable people tell me they've seen big differences at times, so I don't absolutely discount the possibility. If your fish catching is keeping pace with others, then don't worry about line color.

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I am very picky when it comes to line color, and I am not sure it matters to the fish, but it matters to me, and if I have blue power Pro Plus on a Reel, I have to use a leader, or color the last 10 feet Green/Black/Brown in a camo blend.

I grew up using Stren Mono which has that blue/clear tint and I always did fine, never felt it caught more fish or less fish than Green lines, or clear lines, but I have never had confidence with Red line, White Braid, or any bright color. 

I will buy bright colored braid if it is cheaper and simply color the end with a sharpie. The best way to color it is to take a sharpie, cut a slit in the marker with a Razor, and just slide your line back and forth. It works with any type of line. (I stole this trick from a magazine years ago).

I like bright braids when Flipping, If I am in 8 feet of water, I will color 8' a green/brown/black color & leave the rest the bright color so I can watch the line. Same with using a leader, but I always color the last few feet of bright braid, but for Mono and Copoly, I like the light greens, Green, or clear, and for Fluoro, I only use clear. 

I have had times where I am too lazy to add a leader, or color the line after a break off, and after 2-3 casts of not getting a strike, I then take the time to either add a leader, or use the sharpie trick. (I use PP Plus Braid in Blue since shops spool it for .10/Yard.) The Color comes off anyway, but I just color it and it is fine.

I also use the Triple Fish Camo Line on 1 Med heavy Casting Rod in 16 or 18lb test since it glows above the water, has a purple/brown/green blend of strips where fish can't get a good like on the line, and I believe it to be true since it works well in stained water or even clear water as it is hard to see when you look in the water. It also contains silicone which helps with Memory since the 16lb Test is like fishing with P-Line CXX or Hybrid when it comes to Strength. 

I know everyone has difference theories, and I have fished with people who tie 50lb braid direct to everything in a Brighter color like Red, or the Fins Pink color, and they catch fish, but I just feel it can't possibly help to have a bright line tied to your lure? I would go safe with greens, clears, and browns, the mist green seems to be my favorite color for braid and Mono, but clear is tough to beat, has been used the most for years.

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I just don't understand how someone can tell if it makes any sort f difference. 

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10 minutes ago, iiTzChunky said:

I just don't understand how someone can tell if it makes any sort f difference. 

Pretty easy.  Not getting bit with bright yellow braid. Try a leader, and start getting bit.  Switch back, lose the bite.  It's pretty rare, but I've seen it.  Most of the time it doesn't matter.

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I  prefer for the fish to not see my line , that being said  I use clear blue fluorescent on my worm rod . The glow is suppose to disappear under water  , so I"m taking the manufactures word for it .  I use clear or green on my other outfits,  being the water in these parts are green . One article I read stated the cheap old blue tinted generic mono-filaments might be the most invisible of all because the particles that make it blue prevents light from piping down it .

 

I occasionally do the sharpie trick like Prime Time and also tried Triple fish camoescent . Whether camouflaging line works or not is debatable , I do understand the idea behind it .  

 We all catch fish with all kinds of line visibility . I believe only a small percentage of bass that sees a lure actually commits to eating it .Watch the hook n look video with KVD . So if using a less visible line might raise the percentage even a little , It's worth pursuing to me . It requires no effort and cant hurt .

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On ‎01‎/‎09‎/‎2016 at 2:42 PM, iiTzChunky said:

I just don't understand how someone can tell if it makes any sort f difference. 

Ask your uncle, he believes it does.

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I usually use clear or green because most of the water I fish has a greenish tint to it. I saw some blue braid though that looks awesome. I think it was super slick 8 marine blue.  That would look cool on one of my aetos rods but I honestly would be less confident using it so I'll probably just stick with what I have

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1 hour ago, timsford said:

I usually use clear or green because most of the water I fish has a greenish tint to it. I saw some blue braid though that looks awesome. I think it was super slick 8 marine blue.  That would look cool on one of my aetos rods but I honestly would be less confident using it so I'll probably just stick with what I have

I have the blue Slick 8 strand on almost all my casting rods and like it because I color the last 8-10 feet with a sharpie a green color, black, brown, whatever, all braid loses color fairly quickly especially the 8 strand smooth braids, fish in the rain and it is white within one day in some cases. If you are a line watcher, You can just use the sharpie trick to color the line to match the water every time out, you can make it a blend, or sometimes green/brown smeared together blends in well.

I have been using the blue PP Plus for a couple years and I hate using it without a leader and even then I feel if I do not color the last 10 feet it effects my ratio of strikes. I have no doubt seen it make a huge difference fishing Topwater lures, especially if you leave your line in the water while working a lure. Maybe I am neurotic, but I just feel better with greens, browns, black colors on my braid, and green/clear on mono....Deep stained water, It probably doesn't matter.

I always wondered...Guys say Black frogs are the best since Bass see them easiest due to the shadow, but then they say "Color your braid black"....I do it, but wouldn't that mean black frogs and black line are also seen the easiest? Kind of a contradiction, but I get the reasoning, and I would still choose black braid to my black frog than Blue braid to my frog....I love the bright blue for pitching and flipping, you can literally color the line to match the depth, maybe add a foot or two extra of green, then if you see the blue line under water or twitch at any time, swing....It helps me, but I never tie direct and have never done well tied direct but just color it...PP Plus is a great line that gives you added distance on casts, strong, and lasts all year easy.

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I may have to try that out then. I have a few rods it would look really sweet on. I mainly use braid for night fishing or ponds full of weeds and I've colored it plenty of times

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Run your braid thru a slip sinker, grab the tag end & drop the sinker in a bottle of Spike It Garlic Black dye. Pull as much line thru the sinker that you think you need to color. Now you have stealth & scent that doesn't smell like a Sharpie.

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