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I use a 7' bait caster and do only large mouth bass fishing. I pretty much fish only ponds and small lakes and such. I usually fish crankbaits, spinner baits and a few jigs. Been fishing regular Power Pro 40 lb and have decided to give Sufix 832 a try. I figured I would go with the green but it got me to thinking about going with their bright yellow model. Just looking for some recommendations or food for thought as to what color to go with. I don't do any night fishing but better visibility would be nice. Again, it comes down to what the fish think and if they would be "spooked." Just to play it safe would it make more sense to go with the green?

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If you're going to tie on a mono leader to your braid then go with the yellow. However, if tying braid directly to the bait go with a low vis color like green or camo.

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5 minutes ago, DenhamBruce said:

If you're going to tie on a mono leader to your braid then go with the yellow. However, if tying braid directly to the bait go with a low vis color like green or camo.

I probably would be tying it directly to the lure 100% of the time. I know a lot of guys are going to the setup you are talking about nowadays. What is the advantage of that setup?

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Several advantages of using a fluorocarbon leader:

 

Abrasion resistance

Ability to break-off when needed

Less visibility

 

Regarding the color of the braid, pick your favorite.  I don';t think it makes any

difference at all.

 

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47 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

Several advantages of using a fluorocarbon leader:

 

Abrasion resistance

Ability to break-off when needed

Less visibility

 

Regarding the color of the braid, pick your favorite.  I don';t think it makes any

difference at all.

 

:happy-111:

^^This^^  All of this!  Color of braid is up to you.  It will all fade anyway and when it does it still won't make a difference.  Use the leader if it gives you confidence or you break off a lot or you need the abrasion resistance.

 

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I use yellow braid with a fluorocarbon leader. I like the visibility but it does lose its color fast. If you wanted to go with yellow braid direct to the lure you could always use a permanent marker to color the line dark a few feet. 

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I guess my thought process is this - If there is a CHANCE the brighter yellow line would spook a fish wouldn't it just be smart to use the "normal" moss green color? I'd like to see where exactly my line is in the water a little bit better but isn't the potential problem not worth the risk?

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Been Using White Braid line (Sufix 832 Ghost) 

 

but I have to admit that I am looking for a PINK Braid line. I'm still not sold on KastKing Line...

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get the hi vis yellow so you can see it and color the last few feet with a black sharpie if only for confidence.

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14 hours ago, pauldconyers said:

I guess my thought process is this - If there is a CHANCE the brighter yellow line would spook a fish wouldn't it just be smart to use the "normal" moss green color? I'd like to see where exactly my line is in the water a little bit better but isn't the potential problem not worth the risk?

And there's also the chance that you wouldn't see your camo green line swimming away, resulted in a lost fish that way too.

 

If this is a concern, then try the advice above -- a bright braid that you color the last 10 feet or so with a black or green permanent marker.  

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Green braid if you're fishing grass and need to cut through the vegetation. If you're fishing open water I would try Yo-Zuri Hybrid or another co-poly. Another good option is Sunline Defier Armilo. 

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On 7/22/2017 at 0:05 AM, Burke said:

Been Using White Braid line (Sufix 832 Ghost) 

 

but I have to admit that I am looking for a PINK Braid line. I'm still not sold on KastKing Line...

I have used the KastKing pink line back a few year ago. They did a promotion for breast cancer awareness. I still have the line but prefer their Mega 8 black braid. I would still throw the pink if they offered it in an 8 strand. The only offering now in 8 strand is above 65 lbs I think.

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If you are a line watcher with bad eyesight.......hi vis

If you can see 20 feet of kine.....green moss if fine.

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or you can stop giving the fish too much credit and fish the hi viz braid straight to the lure, it will still work!  i only worry about a leader for fish visibility purposes if i'm fishing gin clear water.  but in middle/north georgia there's not a ton of gin clear to be found.  my PB was on a jig in fairly clear water with 40# hi viz yellow power pro.  to the point that @Chris at Tech was making, i might not have caught that fish were it not for seeing my line slowly moving sideways, the fish just picked it up on the fall on a good bit of slack line and i might not have caught it had i not seen the line!

my #1 reason for using a leader is to break off quickly and easily if need be, especially if fishing in a river with swifter current.

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12 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

or you can stop giving the fish too much credit and fish the hi viz braid straight to the lure, it will still work!  i only worry about a leader for fish visibility purposes if i'm fishing gin clear water.  

So you are saying fish get smarter as the water gets clearer?

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3 hours ago, Scott F said:

So you are saying fish get smarter as the water gets clearer?

No, more so that the fishing is simpler tougher when it's 15+ visibility so I'll make every last ditch effort to get an "edge".

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