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Old 04-15-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

Science says the spectrum of colors makes it less visible. I've only seen red line referred to in freshwater fishing though...could it be just another gimmick.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it? Thanks a mil.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

All I can say is just what you stated. "science says." I haven't used red and clear (or blue or any other color) side by side to have any personal observations. When I want to fish less visible, I use fluorocarbon, and if there isn't much structre around, I'll go down to 8 or even 6lb test to help disguise my tackle. Seaguar (and I'm sure others as well) is making a pink fluorocarbon which mixes both theories - fluorocarbon disappears well, and having the pink tint makes it disappear even faster.
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

My diving experience tells me that line does not disappear underwater, it merely looses the red hue and turns to black but is still very visible. I tried the cajun red several years ago( I received it as a Christmas present) on an open faced reel and found that the memory in the line was terrible. Seemed like every other cast it looped so bad coming off the reel it tangled going through the eyes. Not a big fan of the Cajun Red brand.
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

It is a myth. Red line doesn't dissapear underwater. Red is the first color to fade from the spectrum but it just dulls to a grey and is very much visible underwater. If it wasn't then it would be impossible to see and spear Red Snapper and trust me I have loaded the boat with them back in the day of no limits. It is marketed to catch fishermen instead of fish.
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

I know it was someone else's question, but I appreciate the info! Have either of you divers had any experience looking at what fluorocarbon does?
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

You can see it as well but it is the hardest because it has the same refractivity as water. It is by far the hardest to see. Where the problem comes in is the thicker you use the stiffer it is, which limits the movement of the bait.
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

Will, I've looked at floro at about 90' down and you can see it but not nearly as well as you can see the mono or power pro. When I looked at it, I had it tied with a swivel to PP and there was a difference. I didn't compare weights but I suspect that Lobsterman is correct in saying that its' more visible the higher you go.

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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

I always wondered about that... cajun line... and which line is the best and could be seen the least.

Last year I found out.. the less 'jewelry' on a rig... the better. It was very hard to let go of the bigger sized tackle but it has definately helped out a lot. :letsdrink
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Default RE: Red Fishing Line. What's your take on it???

what i dont understand is they sell red bleeding bait hooks, if fish cant see red underwater then what is the point of a bleeding bait hook???
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alum maverick (4/15/2009)what i dont understand is they sell red bleeding bait hooks, if fish cant see red underwater then what is the point of a bleeding bait hook???


never thought of that, good point
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