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Has anyone experimented with different colors of braid? I want to try braid and my eyes are getting older, older, older, well you get the point. I now use mono in clear blue fluorescent, this helps with the line watching. What color do you use and why?

Thanks for your thoughts.

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I use a fluoro leader when concerned about line shyness. When I tie direct I rub a permanent marker up 3' of the braid to match water color/clarity. I can't honestly tell you that I get more bites by doing that, it's kind of a confidence thing.

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I really believe that color does matter a lot, at least on the lake I fish.  I was always a fan of the plain old green braid, but recently started using PowerPro and tried out their red line.  My catch rate went way up with the red braid compared to the green Suffix I was using.  I flipped and pitched the same baits on the same spots and the red braid just seemed to not bother the fish as much.  I can't really explain it, maybe it was just a coincidence, but I now have a lot more confidence in that red PowerPro and will continue using it over any green braid.

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This is one of those discussions like, "which reel is better?". We all have an opinion. :D

I think line color matters in clear water. I think line diameter matters more. I think a fluorocarbon leader with braid is a popular solution to the above issues. Good luck.

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Didn't matter one bit on my local reservoir. Used green (PP), smoke (FL), red (PP), yellow (PP) and flame green (FL) last year and they all worked. Caught more on the flame green than anything else. Got to the point where I even stopped screwing around with mono/fluoro leaders and just tied direct. Was still catching them good with 6' of visibility on the flame green line when the lake finally froze up on me.

-T9

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Didn't matter one bit on my local reservoir. Used green (PP), smoke (FL), red (PP), yellow (PP) and flame green (FL) last year and they all worked. Caught more on the flame green than anything else. Got to the point where I even stopped screwing around with mono/fluoro leaders and just tied direct. Was still catching them good with 6' of visibility on the flame green line when the lake finally froze up on me.

-T9

This guy's good

I believe the color of braid is 'extremely' important............but only to fisherman :D

Roger

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Yes, it does. I use Gold Stren Superbraid, Yellow Samurai, and Fireline Tracer Braid.

I can see it, the fish don't care.

I would've been a hard sell on line visibility not mattering to the fish, once upon a time. But over the years I've come to realize that line "visibility" is way down on the list of what's important pertaining to line. With T9's and WayneP's endorsements, I'd say case is pretty close to closed -until we ALL start using it -then who knows???? Will those fish learn? OK, let's not start THAT discussion again. ;D

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Has anyone experimented with different colors of braid? I want to try braid and my eyes are getting older, older, older, well you get the point. I now use mono in clear blue fluorescent, this helps with the line watching. What color do you use and why?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Well, I have used braid since the mid 90's Power Pro in Yellow was the first one I used. The fish had no problem with it. I continued with Yellow for visibilty issues like you mentioned,line is no good unless you can see it move. Now I use Spiderwire Invisbraid which is White,,makes no difference,fish don't care. Color the line with the Sharpie if you are worried,,but it's all nonsense,fish are not that smart. Theres only one situation in which I use a leader,and thats when I fish road beds or stone walls. Even then, I don't use that Fluoro crap,I use Co Poly,works fine.

Oh,by the way,my buddy switched to Sufix Neon Fire this season,guess what,the fish don't care.

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I am not sure about color, but I take a brown permanent marker and break up the color on the last 6-8 ft. in front of the lure. I just mark across it every inch or so. I think it helps break it up and I know it helps my confidence.

Jack

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I'm going to do the braid/leader thing this year with Yellow PP.  Age is catching up and seeing is Beleiving.

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A suggestion for those that use the yellow/gold braids:

Color a section of the line on the reel spool with red soft bait dye. Even the yellow is hard to see in some lighting conditions on some stained water conditions. The dual colors are easier to locate especially if the water surface is broken up due to wind/waves.

I use the Color-Rite non-scented type. You can use the scented colors if you choose.

I just did a new spool of the Samurai for this picture:

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This is one of those discussions like, "which reel is better?". We all have an opinion. :D

I think line color matters in clear water. I think line diameter matters more. I think a fluorocarbon leader with braid is a popular solution to the above issues. Good luck.

   X2,

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Color matters to me.  I use it to tell what test is on the reels.  I like the Power Pro braid and use red for ten pound test, yellow for fifteen, and green for twenty. 

Comes in handy when changing spools. 

I do something similar with mono and fluoro.  I use Trilene blue fluorescent mono, and Invis X clear fluorocarbon.

I only use six pound test for those.

If I need something with more snot than that, I use braid with a fluorocarbon leader.

Leader is a must with braid.  Most of the places I fish have rocky areas.  Rocks and braid are a bad combination.

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Is Color-Rite a brand name?  I dont think I understand, is it a fabric dye or is it something fishing specific?   Thats a great idea the way you did that, I'd like to try it.

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0119, yes that is the name of the dye I have. It is made by Lake Hawk. I did a web search for it and could not find the product listed. All I could find is a mention of it in several articles. It may be discontinued. It has "Original" Dipping Dye on the lable.

This looks like the same thing:

http://www.basstackledepot.com/quick-coat-worm-dye.aspx

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I have always used moss green powerpro but I have been kicking around switching to yellow on my senko rod.  I think this will help with line watching.  Never tried red.

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Thanks for the info Wayne.

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