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#1 surfflyfish4stripers

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Posted January 28 2009 - 9:36 PM

There's a lot of people who don't like using certain color braid lines.certain people like white others yellow and others green.
what's the reality of braided lines and the fact that the color would actually will spook fish?
what is your favorite and why?


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Posted January 28 2009 - 10:06 PM

I have always used green PP, this year I am using sufix hi vis yellow for 2 reasons, my vision is just not the same (getting old sucks) I fish mostly at night so I need all the help I can with visibility, the other reason I got a good deal on the bulk spool.

Most guys buy what they can afford, braid is not cheap so if guys find a good deal they buy it, be it green, white, yellow.

Some guys do prefer one color over the next but that is a matter of personal preference.


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Posted January 28 2009 - 10:13 PM

I have always used green PP, this year I am using sufix hi vis yellow for 2 reasons, my vision is just not the same (getting old sucks) I fish mostly at night so I need all the help I can with visibility, the other reason I got a good deal on the bulk spool.

Most guys buy what they can afford, braid is not cheap so if guys find a good deal they buy it, be it green, white, yellow.

Some guys do prefer one color over the next but that is a matter of personal preference.

What he said.I use green in pp and Suffix,blacck in fireline,because I fish nights.That being said,I tried the white powerpro once because it was all I could find.I didn't like it,but the visibility was better.I wonder if the visibility was better for the fish?


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Posted January 28 2009 - 10:37 PM

What he said.I use green in pp and Suffix,blacck in fireline,because I fish nights.That being said,I tried the white powerpro once because it was all I could find.I didn't like it,but the visibility was better.I wonder if the visibility was better for the fish?


Wow black braided line at night? I thought the whole reason people use black lures at night is to create a stand out silhouette that allows the fish to identify the profile and make your lure more attractive.
So isn't this the same with black braided line? Will it not stand out more at night like a black lure? Just putting it out there for discussion. I've only used green, I'm not yet an old geezer with bad eye sight


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Posted January 28 2009 - 10:43 PM

white braid or any braid without pigment will be stronger in comparison to the colored counterpart.

About black at night, isn't any opaque dark color black at night. Including pp moss green???


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Posted January 28 2009 - 10:52 PM

I fish non-levelwind conventional reels. I like white the best with yellow a close second. The reason is that I can look down and see how well I am leveling better at night. With a 12 foot leader, I don't think the color makes any difference to the fish.


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Posted January 28 2009 - 11:17 PM

white braid or any braid without pigment will be stronger in comparison to the colored counterpart.

About black at night, isn't any opaque dark color black at night. Including pp moss green???

Didn't know white braid is stronger than pigmented braid.


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Posted January 28 2009 - 11:23 PM

There's a lot of people who don't like using certain color braid lines.certain people like white others yellow and others green.
what's the reality of braided lines and the fact that the color would actually will spook fish?
what is your favorite and why?

Do the manufacturers make line (braid and mono) in different colors so it will be camouflaged well in different "colored" waters? Why do they make it in different colors? Aside from the obvious such as visibilty for the angler who fishes at night.


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Posted January 28 2009 - 11:25 PM

I use white or blue braid to help me track my drift. I don't think it makes any difference at all beyond that.


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Posted January 28 2009 - 11:42 PM

white braid or any braid without pigment will be stronger in comparison to the colored counterpart.


not sure why this would be the case??

I'm under the assumption that spectra doesn't hold dye and eventually your PP or suffix is going to fade to whitish gray, regardless of what color it originally was.


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Posted January 29 2009 - 12:02 AM

not sure why this would be the case??

I'm under the assumption that spectra doesn't hold dye and eventually your PP or suffix is going to fade to whitish gray, regardless of what color it originally was.

Maybe it has something to do with deflection/absorption of the sun's rays. Or absorption of atmospheric gases like ozone.


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Posted January 29 2009 - 3:51 AM

so regardless the color,stripers wont be spooked?or an albie?
is like mono vs flouro,the fight goes for the one with less visibility under the water.on clear lines i know it all depend in water condition.
so basically is the same with braided pp.
thank you for the advice.


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Posted January 29 2009 - 6:31 AM

I use power pro. Different colors so I know at a glance what pound test is on my spool. Most of the time I fish yellow 30lb. I always use a mono leader from 18" to 36". The fish don't seem to care . I like yellow or white, easy to see and tie knots.
White 20lb
Yellow 30lb
red 40lb
green 50lb


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Posted January 29 2009 - 10:09 AM

I use power pro. Different colors so I know at a glance what pound test is on my spool. Most of the time I fish yellow 30lb. I always use a mono leader from 18" to 36". The fish don't seem to care . I like yellow or white, easy to see and tie knots.

White 20lb
Yellow 30lb
red 40lb
green 50lb

color coded # test rating = .


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Posted January 29 2009 - 10:15 AM

I've used white, yellow, red, green, and blue. I have yet to notice any difference. I still catch fish regardless of line color.

I will also note that I have not seen any difference in line strength due to different colors.


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