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I used to prefer green line cause I thought they blend in the water better. But one day I was fishing with my wife and we were using the same Trilene XL 10 #, same color senko. I was using green line and she was using clear line. She out fished 12-1. Since that day, I never buy green again.

Anyone else has the same experience?

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There are a ton of variables in fishing success, the hard part sometimes is to determine which ones are making an importance and which ones are not, line color would be at the bottom of that list of variables, when two anglers fishing the same bait & the same gear with the exception of different line color have two significantly different results in the catch ratio I would blame it more on the multiples variables of the presentation than on the line color.

I use clear, fluorescent blue, green & smoke colored line in different set-ups ( I use line color to identify the lb test ) and seldomly can put the blame on line color for having different results than my partner.

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A lot of "clear" line turns milky white pretty quickly. I use green mostly, with the exception of Trilene 100% flouro which stays clear longer. I fish stained water with a lot of vegetation and the green just blends right in...at least it does in my mind, which I guess is half the battle.

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i use trilene xt in a red color and i catch fish every time out. i also have some suffix mono in a blaze orange color and have killed em on that too.. line color doesnt matter for most situations. maybe in super glassy clear water.

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I used to use only green but changed to clear after reading an article about line visibility underwater. I fish alot of ultra clear water and always ponder line visibility. Since I change out mono often Ive never noticed a tendency to turn milky.

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on my home lake (oneida lake) it is very clear because of the zebra muscles and pretty much all i use is low vis green and it doesn't hinder me from catching fish and i got a friend who uses straight up green braid

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I don't like using green because I can't see it as well above the water. I'm a line watcher and it's important to me to see the line.

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My preference is clear and fluorescent blue.  I fish lightly stained to murky water.  I'm sure green line works perfectly in those conditions, but it's just my personal preference.

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I used to prefer green line cause I thought they blend in the water better. But one day I was fishing with my wife and we were using the same Trilene XL 10 #, same color senko. I was using green line and she was using clear line. She out fished me 12-1. Since that day, I never buy green again.

Anyone else has the same experience?

your just looking for an excuse cause she spanked you

just teasing you !!! ;D ;D ;D

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I noticed everyone at Pickwick last week used a

variety of line types, colors and diameters. Can't

say I saw or heard any differences in performance,

just preferences.

8-)

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I used to prefer green line cause I thought they blend in the water better. But one day I was fishing with my wife and we were using the same Trilene XL 10 #, same color senko. I was using green line and she was using clear line. She out fished 12-1. Since that day, I never buy green again.

Anyone else has the same experience?

You're making a mistake by not buying green again.

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Have to agree with you regarding clear... could just be a confidence thing but I didn't do as well with green and the bite picked back up when I went back to a rod with clear on it (ended up stripping green off of my spinning gear). I'm probably just overthinking it though... if the pros are using many different lines in clear water they probably know what in the heck they are doing.

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yes i hate green line. don't use it!

:-?

all i use is green line...

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Green, blue, clear, HMMMM,

I have caught lots of fish on all 3 colors, But I agree with road warrior it's a matter of preference.

I generally don't try to match the color of line with the water it's the exact opposite I will use whatever color that makes my line most visible to me.( you miss the movement you miss the fish )

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Maybe I was overthinking too much, but now I remember once I was in a boat fishing with my mom and dad, and my mom was the only one catching fish. She used a clear line and we were using green line. But the thing is she was using 8 lb and we were using 10 lb line.

Maybe the thinkness of the line is more important than the color? Does the color even matter? If it doesn't, what't the point of fluorocarbon? I was alway told to use 6lb or less when jigging for walleye, is there any truth in it? So confused... :'( :'( :'(

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Maybe I was overthinking too much, but now I remember once I was in a boat fishing with my mom and dad, and my mom was the only one catching fish. She used a clear line and we were using green line. But the thing is she was using 8 lb and we were using 10 lb line.

Maybe the thinkness of the line is more important than the color? Does the color even matter? If it doesn't, what't the point of fluorocarbon? I was alway told to use 6lb or less when jigging for walleye, is there any truth in it? So confused... :'( :'( :'(

On my set-ups ,  I will use clear , green , red , and believe it or not I catch fish , don't make it so complicated it's not rocket science.

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I really think your thinking too much about it, in my personal opinion, All that matters to me is the presentation the fish will take the bait if you make it attractive enough and for the most part will not pay any attention to the color of the line or how thick it is.

If the size and color of the line really mattered then explain to me how you can catch bass with steel leaders or swivels or lead weights in front of your rig no matter how clear or stained the water is.

There is nothing wrong with using green blue or any other color for that matter but if you are more confident using a certain color than use it and take full advantage of it.

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One of my spinning reels is filled with some very old Power Pro.  It's both green and milky white, and I caught my biggest bass of the year last summer finessing a Flick Shake.  So I guess my answer is both.  ;D

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Its like anything else with fishing, on any given day the fish may hit more on green line then the next day only hit the clear. Without much indication of why.

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Green, blue, clear, HMMMM,

I have caught lots of fish on all 3 colors, But I agree with road warrior it's a matter of preference.

I generally don't try to match the color of line with the water it's the exact opposite I will use whatever color that makes my line most visible to me.( you miss the movement you miss the fish )

Agreed. I don't have problem seeing my line, but I know others that do, and a green line helps them significantly.

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