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ok so i have a question on the whole red color on lines and lures. on the line they say that invisible for bass to see. but on lures they say that the red is supposed to make a fish bite harder. but how can they see the red if others say they cant. so can anyone straighten this stuff out

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simple answer: just don't buy into any of the "red theories"

but i think the red line is supposed to be "invisible" because red has the longest wavelengths, so it is supposed to fade quickly underwater, and since red line is transparent, this helps make it fade.

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In the visible light range, Red has the longest wave length. Because of this, it is the first color to be absorbed by water (it can penetrate the least). The Blue/Violet waves are the shortest & can penetrate the deepest. That's why as you get deeper everything takes on a Blue tint.

Items that appear red under full sunlight no longer appear to be red when there are no red light waves. Most red items will appear a sort of brown as the red waves become more sparce, but that will vary on the exact hue, tone, and transparancy of the item.

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Add to your research and personal knowledge by taking advantage of the search funtion. for red and blood.  It should lead to to many a thread related to your inquiry.   ;)

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BLOOD RED HYPE=GREEN FOR THE TACKLE MAKERS :-/

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The 10 Biggest Myths in Bass Fishing

Myth #2: Bass Strike Red Hooks Because They Resemble Blood

 Manufacturers have rushed to capitalize on the latest craze by offering lures with red hooks, red sinkers and blades, red line, even red reel spools. I've heard pros state in seminars that red hooks or a red highlight can attract extra bites by simulating the blood of a baitfish, gills, or perhaps a crawfish.

Studies of bass vision indicate they detect red easily and can discriminate among shades. No research shows, however, any instinctive attraction to it. While anglers might reason that blood is red, bleeding baitfish are vulnerable to attack, so fish should attack objects with red markings; bass don't think like that. They lack the neurological processes to come to any conclusion.

 Bass are capable of quickly learning to bite what brings a reward, ignore what brings no benefit, and avoid dangerous stimuli. But the idea that bass can associate reddish markings on baitfish with red on artificial lures is far-fetched, according to what we know about their learning process.

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Once upon a time, a Chinese arms merchant stopped by a village to sell his wares.  He was proudly proclaiming his finest sword made and all of it's virtues.  "This sword will penetrate through the strongest armor and the heaviest of shields." he said.  

A young peasant hearing his claims stepped up and asked him if he sold any shields.  Being a peasant, he was never trained with the sword but believed a good shield would protect him.  "Here I have the finest shield ever made" said the merchant and went on to proclaim on how fine a shield it is.  "This shield is of such high quality that no sword or arrow will be able to penetrate it."  

The peasant paused and then asked him, "what of that sword you were just trying to sell that can penetrate any armor or shield?"  The merchant stood there for a moment and finally said, "I am sorry but I must leave to go to the next village."

The more things change, the more they stay the same. ;)

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