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Anyone fishing with the "hi-vis" yellow braid?

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I've been running Spiderwire Stealth Braid on both my spinning rigs this year (dropshotting/shakeyhead/senko) and it is absolutely invisible to my eyes unless light conditions are exactly right.  While dropshotting or shakeyhead fishing it's not a real problem since I can feel the strike (although it would be nice to see the line jump).  The real problem is fishing wacky-rigged senkos.  I've caught fish this year that all but swallowed the hook or jighead and I never felt so much as a sniff.  I'm thinking that the hi-vis would be a lot better.  I use a 3-4' leader of co-poly.  Any thoughts?

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Go for it - you'll never know unless you try. I've ben using a bunch of both the yellow PowerPro and the flame green Fireline and both have performed very well, and I'm rarely using any leader. Hundreds of bass to the boat between the two. If it's having any negative effect, I'm not seeing it.

-T9

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I'm glad you brought this topic up. I spooled my spinning gear (a while back) with 10 lb yellow Power Pro, tried a variety of leader material (best leader IMO was Yo-Zuri Hybrid 8lb test) in different lengths. I've since "upgraded" to a finesse rig (Johnny Morris Sig Series 6' M rod with a Stradic 1000FI) for drop/wacky and such. My catch rate has gone up dramatically, but not using yellow PP.

With yellow PP I found casting was excellent, but catching was not. I fish several area lakes and reservoirs, some "green clear" if you know what I mean, and others cloudy green. I've also used PP in green and red and caught fish on both w/o leaders (the red dye made a mess of my baitcaster, so I stopped using it).

For me, the "money line" is P-line Floroclear mist green in 6lb test. Yes it is difficult to see unless the light is "just right", but it has produced like no other, including YZ Hybrid (haven't tried UltraSoft yet).

I love the sensitivity of braid, but do not have confidence in it like I do P-Line Floroclear, but I'll probably spool up with the yellow PP sometime in the future on a spare spool and give it another run. Maybe my success/confidence/technique with P-Line will give me confidence in the yellow PP. Who knows?

In agreement with others, I think you should give the yellow PP a try. You may find it works for you in the waters you fish.

Since I haven't yet reached 10 normal posts, I can't post the link to Gary Yamamoto's hi-vis braid article. So Google "gary yamamoto yellow powerpro" and it should be the first link. If you haven't already read it, that is. :)

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Just picked up some yellow Samurai braid.  Spooled up my Aldebaran on my Horny Toad Special.  I've not had a chance to try it out yet.

Results to follow. :)

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I fish 20lb Stren golden braid with about a 2 foot leader of 17lb fluoro on spinning gear, it really does handle great and I can see the braid real good. Had real good results with this set up.

Joe

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I use the discontinued gold color Stren Superbraid 20#-30# and the Samunrai in yellow 40#. Most of the time I use a 3'-4' flurocarbon leader for weight to make the braid sink. 

With or without the leader, I have no problem catching bass in clear water (up to 10' visibility) using finesse presentations.

The line is at least 10 times smaller in diameter than a finesse worm and the fish will take a bright colored worm so they are not afraid of the bright line.

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I have a baitcaster and spinning rig set up with 30# test PowerPro. Great outfits! I do use an 8' section of 20# test fluorocarbon line as a leader on each, but the PP makes line watching so much easier for these old eyes! Worth the investment.

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With or without the leader, I have no problem catching bass in clear water (up to 10' visibility) using finesse presentations.

The line is at least 10 times smaller in diameter than a finesse worm and the fish will take a bright colored worm so they are not afraid of the bright line.

That actually makes a lot of sense. But do you think in heavily fished waters that fish become line-wary? I hear that all the time whether on TV, at Bass Pro, or from other anglers (yeah, I try to chew the meat and spit out the bones when it comes to the sales pitch).

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My thanks for the responses.  Perhaps I should have added that my fishing waters are Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.

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