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I've always used Ande pink. Are there differences in the other colors, besides the color? confused.gif Thinkin' maybe the flourescent green might be more visible for bait fishing.

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According to Ande's site, black is now only available in 400 yard spools. I still have a 1000 yarder of 12, which is the test I always used it in in the past.

 

Even then (late 80's-early 90's) it wasn't something I commonly saw in tackle shops and whenever I did, I bought some. An uncle, a surf zenmaster, turned us onto it. I think it caught his attention, who knows when, because of the suppleness I mentioned. He always tied the most perfect knots.

 

-Short version of a funny story about that, his predilection for black Ande and his textbook knots helped us (on scuba) nail down his "secret" spot. biggrin.gif

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I agree with reelfixer but would stick with the pink because supposedly it dissappears first in the water because it's the lightest shade of red which has the shortest wave length. I have heard that after a couple feet down the line is just as invisible as fluorocarbon.

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I'm finding a "gunmetal gray" is this the black you mentioned?

 

Nope. Black is actual black.

 

http://www.andemonofilament.com/aboutande.htm

 

"Our Premium is our production monofilament for the vast majority of anglers. It is the same quality as our Tournament line. It is a medium soft monofilament with excellent tensile and knot strength and is very abrasion resistant. Premium comes in Clear, Pink, Dark Green, Gun Metal, Hi-Vis, Green Envy and Back Country Slate Blue, in tests from 2 to 400 lbs. Also available in both 50 yd. and 100 yd. leader coils in heavy tests from 30 to 400. Also available are 400 yd. coils of Black mono."

 

Like I say, if it was ever common, I didn't see it. When we found a shop that had some it was like, SCORE!!! I switched over to the Tournament both for its guaranteed rating and simple availablity.

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Longshot,

 

If you find getting black mono a problem, I have read that you can dye almost any Nylon mono with a solution of RIT dye. I know of one fella who dyed some mono black, and it worked well.

 

Good luck,

SS

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