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does yellow braid glow under black lights?

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thinking of picking up a bulk spool of yellow power pro but have two questions:

1. does it glow under black light? i'm assuming it does but would like some confirmation.

2. is counterfeit power pro still a problem? the warning at the power pro website is dated from back in 2006, which would give unscrupulous counterfeiters plenty of time to adapt to the revised PP packaging. have not heard anything lately about this.

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Doubtful.  The Sufix Flourescent Neon Fire braid is advertised as glowing under a blacklight, but it didn't live up to that claim.  You had to fish with the line on the light to see any glow.

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It doesn't for me but Pline Hi Vis looks like a well rope under the black light.

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The key to a good blacklight line is a certain fiber optic quality.  Mono has that quality, braid doesn't.  There isn't anything there to transmit the light.

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No, it doesn't.

Stren Microfuse is the only braid I have seen advertized that is supposed to glow when exposed to black light.

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good information...thanks, all. what a bummer though. i saw the sufix neon line and thought that'd glow for sure so i'm glad to find out that doesn't either.  :'(

here's another question regarding yellow braid: do you ever fish it as-is? in other words, do you tie directly to the lure without a mono or fluoro leader or coloring the line with a black magic marker to hide the bright yellow color?

i currently use green braid but often lose track of the line and so was thinking of going to yellow. i plan to use a magic marker (which i already do with my green braid when it starts to lose its color) but was wondering about other peoples' experiences with highly visible line. thanks.

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I use the now out of production Stren Super Briad in the gold color (close to yellow). It holds it's color for years of heavy use. I have some of the original issue on a reel that I use a lot and its still has its color (somwhat dirty now) but still gold.

No, I don't change the color, and haven't felt that I needed to. The fish don't care what color line you use. Black line is not affected by the light filtering affect of water depth and is the most visible color at all depths until there is no light penetration (dark). If you are concerned with fish seeing your line, you are practicing just the opposite.

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wayne, that's an interesting point. i remember reading before about studies showing black is the most visible color underwater, even at night. even so, using a black magic marker to color braid (as well as to stiffen the line for topwater lures) is really common out here on the california delta. my guess is that, even though the line is visible, it still looks more natural than yellow or orange.

anyway, i started looking into sufix fluorescent neon fire and, from what i read, it is supposed to light up under black light...sad that users are reporting that it doesn't  >:D

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anyway, i started looking into sufix fluorescent neon fire and, from what i read, it is supposed to light up under black light...sad that users are reporting that it doesn't >:D

That line will glow under a blacklight, just not in the same manner as any mono.

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frank, yellow and orange are just as natural a color as black. Numerous aquatic residents have those colors. Blue gills and yellow perch have yellow, and some crawfish have orange accents on them.

One of the popular colors for jigs and plastic crawfish is brown/orange.

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