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From what i understand red is the first color to disappear under water. If this is true why don't i see more people throwing red line, also more companies producing it? All i see is moss green, camo, even hi-vis yellow seems more available in most catalogs. I'm not saying its not out there i just don't see much of it.

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Better yet...why do people believe in the red hook theory. lol

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Better yet...why do people believe in the red hook theory. lol

Along with the line being red, its all about confidence I suppose.

Edit: Also I think its because Cajun Line gives red line a bad rep  ::)

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From what i understand red is the first color to disappear under water. If this is true why don't i see more people throwing red line, also more companies producing it? All i see is moss green, camo, even hi-vis yellow seems more available in most catalogs. I'm not saying its not out there i just don't see much of it.

Red line doesn't disappear , green and clear blend better with most waters being fished.

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I'm mostly talking about colored lines not so much clear. If you look at all the charts red is first underwater to disappear. Green may blend but its the last on the charts to disappear. So if you go by the studies red would be less visible at a distance to the fish. I don't know just something I've been thinking about.

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Àlso if the color red disappears and your fishing a red hook and red line wouldn't that disappear. Just not making much sense to me! Maybe I'm looking to much into it. Maybe I have a fishing OCD. Haha

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Water, like any transparent medium scatters light waves. Water filters out red light waves very quickly. At 15' red turns to gray. Red filters out to a lesser degree at shallower depths starting at 5'.  These depths can vary drastically on the depth of the water though.  The reason you can still see the red on hooks and lures is that they reflect light as opposed to absorbing it. 

Oh... and its all about marketing and advertising  :)

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Dang marketing conspiracies! So red does fade first but stays visible on baits,lures,an line.

Now if green stays visible the longest does it also reflect light in which case I would think it would still be the most visible. Yes,no?

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All i know is bass like green jigs and green plastics,i think red needs a good combo to make any diff in lures like ..a red head /white body like a pop-r or jitterbug then again i think we all overanalize the color thing

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BLAH,BLAH,BLAH. I use Cajun Red mono cause I likes it.

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I like red braid because I can see it better than I can green braid. I can see yellow braid even better. To heck with what the fish can or cannot see   ;D

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I like red braid because I can see it better than I can green braid. I can see yellow braid even better. To heck with what the fish can or cannot see ;D

I thought you used red braid because it matched your Fuego  ::) ;D

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I like red braid because I can see it better than I can green braid. I can see yellow braid even better. To heck with what the fish can or cannot see ;D

I thought you used red braid because it matched your Fuego ::) ;D

I used Red Braid because it matched my Quantum Kinetic. Talking with a veteran fisherman and shop owner he told me the red color does disappear but the line gives off the appearance of being black once the color red disappears. Most of the water I fish is stained or murky and it hasn't been a problem with my hookup ratio, at least so far. The braid was on clearance also which was another reason for the purchase.

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I like red braid because I can see it better than I can green braid. I can see yellow braid even better. To heck with what the fish can or cannot see ;D

I thought you used red braid because it matched your Fuego ::) ;D

Well...Yeah, that too!   ;D

I rekon a Skeet Reese Revo on a Tessera rod would require yellow braid   :)

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And I think a Curado on a Lommis Mossy Back would require moss green also  8-)

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Àlso if the color red disappears and your fishing a red hook and red line wouldn't that disappear. Just not making much sense to me! Maybe I'm looking to much into it. Maybe I have a fishing OCD. Haha

red hooks reflect light line let's light pass through it.these are totally different properties.

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-sigh-

This has been argued about seemingly forever and horribly misrepresented in marketing. 

An object appears a certain color because it reflects light in that color's wavelength.  In absence of that wavelength, the object will appear black. While lines are translucent, they reflect some light, giving them whatever hue they may have.  The only thing that disappears anywhere is my $$$.

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This is a good article on everything related to bass vision.  I am a biology major, but I think this article does a good job of using terms that everyone can understand.  The author is a Fisheries Biologist in Texas.

http://www.bradwiegmann.com/fish-biology/39-fish-biologist/119-characteristics-of-largemouth-bass-vision.html

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The braid was on clearance also which was another reason for the purchase.

So were them big bunch of red EWG Gamakatsu I purchased a couple of years ago, "saved" ( I mean I purchased more packs for the same amount of money  ;D ) some bucks on the hooks, now most of my worming is done with red hooks, btw, they catch the same amount of fish than regular bronze or blue/black.  :)

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I don't know if this applies to red line, but I once heard a theory that red hooks kind of mimic gil-flash and trigger the feeding instinct of predator fish......... Ever wonder why two bass will try to eat the same crank bait? They can't be THAT hungry :)

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