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Old 05-18-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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What line color do you guys recommend when targeting a variety of offshore species? Do you tend to get more tuna hookups with clear vs. high vis?
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I'm kinda out of my league in bluewater but I would think that the only advantage of using high viz is during trolling as you can see the spread easier, other than that use clear.

I would say that for trolling rigs the high viz would be "okay"......for anyting else go with clear. Then again I'm no expert.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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lol if you wanna catch tuna, i would DEFINATELY go with high vis. especially for your leader selection
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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lol! I use 20' flourocarbon leaders for tuna, but would high vis that far ahead of the lure be an issue?
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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Grady22 (5/18/2009)lol! I use 20' flourocarbon leaders for tuna, but would high vis that far ahead of the lure be an issue?
trolling? probably not. chunking, jigging, yes. you may as well stay at the dock.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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Woody quit messing with this poor guy who is trying to learn here. Hi vis doesn't cut down on any bites especially if you have 20' of leader. I only use 4' to 6' leaders while jigging with hi vis and I slay the fish. Yes I recommend hi vis for trolling so you can see each line better.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:45 AM   #7
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Good info.Just curious as to what you guys like bestfor trolling.I know thata hungry marlin couldn't care less what line you are using, and that trolling is not the preferred way to target tuna, but I don't want tomiss oneb/c it gets spooked!!
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Grady22 (5/18/2009)and that trolling is not the preferred way to target tuna,
since when?!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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Thanks Lobsterman. I never thought it could be used for jigging, but that is good to know...
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:31 AM   #10
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Troll with high vis on all rods. Clear mono leader to your bait (10-20', just what you prefer). For live bait/bottom fishing I always use/prefer braid line, then connect to a swivel with a 10' clear or flouro leader. I actually caught many more fish using the Camo or multi color leader material that I did with Flouro plus it was cheaper and easier to work with. Just my $.02.
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