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Low vis green.
« on: May 03, 2016, 05:39:53 AM »
Hit 2 different cricks with andy. I was puzzled andy was catching trout one after another.we both had 4 lb test and we're using same baits,jigs,and lures.I would have needed dynamite to catch up. I got one here and there and some would chase and back off.I couldn't figure it out.until I took notice of the low vis green I had put on my spool and Andy was using a clearish blue line.it was a clear day.now once it was almost dark I was catching them one after another.the trout had to be seeing that green line and spooking.anybody else ever notice this with low vis green.

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Low vis green.
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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 07:28:15 AM »
You had a perfect situation to test and observe. I use that line from time to time and couldn't make any comparison because I would be fishing alone mostly. One thing I won't use is the florescent blue line. I stick to the clear for the most part.
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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 08:29:33 PM »
My trout reels have the clear..  River reels green..  Cayuga reels I was recommended to use camo.. not sure why but I got camo.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 10:12:02 PM »
I wouldn't mess with any "colored" lines with trout, that sunlight probably shines right off it.  All my trout caught on dry flies were on clear Cortland 6lb test tippet (leader - hook end)  I did see some trout refuse it but I've lost too many on lighter tippet, won't go lighter than 5-6 lb test.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 06:00:56 AM »
im gunna put my 2 cents in on this topic.
I know I talk too much but,here goes..
quick story on colored line and trout.
me and my son Matt were fishing CANNONSVILLE,side by side in a boat.
Same dept of 27',same bait,same set up.lines maybe 8 'apart.2 pole each.
I caught 7 trout that morning and a bunch of bass.
Matt caught a bunch of bass not 1 trout trout or a trout bite.
[[[[[[Anyone who fishes these resevoirs knows the difference between a trout bite and a bass bite.]]]]]
the only difference was,,,our lines.
Matt got a deal on some line and tried it out.
I was using TRYLENE XL 6lb.CLEAR.
Matt was using CORTLANT CAMO 6lb.
After that day,he switched to TRYLENE CLEAR.
In my eyes I belive the color of line dose matter to trout but,not so much to bass.
Just my 2 cents..... :)
2 weeks later ,he was back to catching trout again.
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 06:55:32 AM »
hey buddy, you might talk alot... but what you say is always worth hearing!  ;D

I always thought that trout were more finicky than bass about line visibility. I know that the clear blue line all but disapears in the water on a clear day. Maybe that's it. When it's sunny and clear use clear lines, when it's dark or gloomy you can use darker lines like the low vis green or camo.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 08:50:05 AM »
Tks.Buddy...

I agree totally on the colored line.
I see guys use yellow line for bass.
I never used it.i guess its yellow for Visability FOR THE FISHERMEN????,
ANYONE USE YELLOW LINE FOR BASS?
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 03:50:01 PM »
I remember a conversation I had with Joe Ackourey way back, when I was buying some white flies for the Susky smallies, I asked him about tippet/leader.  He said "the smallies will hit it on a rope"  lol, he was spot on, I use the heaviest tippet I can fit through the eye of the hook with the smallies, of course that's mostly night fishing, but still,...

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 10:32:00 PM »
Well, I did some shopping tonight to fill my reels and I bought the Trilene XL 6 and 4 lb.  Clear!

Now I do have a Cat reel that i used to use before I went all exclusive Okuma and it had Yellow line on it and I caught Cats off this reel/line!!!!!  just sayin'............. 

All my Okuma's now have green... and I produce using Green!

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2016, 01:40:12 AM »
Cats are not finicky like trout.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2016, 05:44:58 AM »
yer right HD, I always tie my own bass leaders. Nothing but a 3' section of 12# tied to a 4' section of 8#.

I know a lot of people use the yellow line for deep water angling so they can watch there line.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2016, 04:07:29 PM »
Spider, what size/weight rod do you use for bass?   I used to use a 6-wt but after hooking into pig smallies on the white fly it seemed to take an hour to beach them.  I now use the 8-wt mostly.  I must have 20lb test down to 12lb test on that rod.  I go lighter if fishing in the daytime with buggers or nymphs.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2016, 05:30:02 PM »
Tks.Buddy...

I agree totally on the colored line.
I see guys use yellow line for bass.
I never used it.i guess its yellow for Visability FOR THE FISHERMEN????,
ANYONE USE YELLOW LINE FOR BASS?
I have powerpro braid hi vis yellow on one of my rods. I will say the hi vis yellow works great for seeing hits when using senkos whacky style. I usually tie 4 feet of 6lb floro leader on the business end.
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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 05:55:28 AM »
I used to use a 6-7wt rod with a weight forward 7 floating line until I cracked a ferrule on it. I have a 7-8 weight rod now with the 7 weight line. It's just a junk set up and the line is too light but it works. I have a custom 5 wt set up that I haven't used in about 15 or 20 years. A buddy of mine from way back gave it to me. Probably the only reason I keep it, cancer took him about 5 years ago.

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 06:19:25 AM »
I have powerpro braid hi vis yellow on one of my rods. I will say the hi vis yellow works great for seeing hits when using senkos whacky style. I usually tie 4 feet of 6lb floro leader on the business end.
I can see how the yellow line would work in that application.
good idea with the fluorocarbon leader.
What turned out to be a Joke,The Law Dogs  Dont Understand!!!!

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Re: Low vis green.
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 06:19:25 AM »

 

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