Does color really matter?

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    What up everyone!...so here goes another question just because i really dig overthinking everything. Is there a particular color of mono-filament that works better than others like blue,clear...???? The reason I ask is I plan on buying some line to put a 50# top shot on my wahoo rig also thinking of making a few heavy mono leaders (100#-130#) for wahoo jigs instead of wire, I have always used clear mono and figured it was better because its clear but I recently heard that blue is better because clear gives off a reflection??? any info regarding this topic is appreciated
     
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    For wahoo jigs I think most are using fluoro not mono. At least me and most guys I fish with. My fluoro is clear.
     
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    Yes, we used to fish blue mono when fishing bluefin. Light line, small hook, chovie. Now I might try pink with what I know now.
     
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    130 fluoro does the trick for me
     
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    Wahoo don't care at 40mph.
     
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    John Lennon said " It's all in you mind you know."
     
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    There's a prior thread about this with lots of varying opinions about what fish see, color spectrum below the surface, etc.
     
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    I fished the smoky blue izor on my jigsticks (my only rigs with monofilament line) and it has served me very well for years.
     
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    I have seen it stated many times and have no reason to doubt that the best color for both line and jigs for wahoo is FAST! (Please forgive the caps)
     
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    Fish your jigs for wahoo with 130lb flourocarbon leaders and save yourself some money. Doesn't effect the action or bite at all

    As far as line color, go with whatever floats your boat. I prefer clear although I did try the pink leader on my last trip and it got bit well.
     
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    Min 130 Fluoro for wahoo jigs. Fluoro is much harder than mono. I fish 150 clear fluoro, usually knotted, fewer loops for wahoo teeth to catch on. Also color for jigs absolutely matters. I have some of the fastest retrieve reels (up to 53"/crank) and the right color makes the difference, not just the speed. My last trip, blue and silver was the hot color at the bank. That has never been a hot color before on my trips, but it was this time (previous winners were dorado green, orange/black, orange/red). I had all silver and pink and silver, they worked okay. Borrowed a blue and silver, immediate bite. Then we stopped fishing wahoo as the sharks moved in.
     
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    Jorge fished Blue/Silver but some trips it is green, other trips Orange/Black. Bring at least those three with you.
     
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    I just fish clear seems to work in all conditions. But I'm sure there are times when color could matter in the bite department if you can break the code.

    Question?

    Wahoo jigs can be very colorful and are often captured in the shallows. I know some colors mimic dorado, skippy, ect. But I have always thought that skinnys like color and flash as they relate the jig to tropical style aquarium type fish that live in the shallows. Triggers, angel fish, butterfly fish, cleaner fish, nemo, and other tropical aquarium type fish. You can see them build up around the boat or under something floating. Lots of color in those fish. The alijos golden triggers are cool.

    Maybe they key in on a certain weirdo color as that's the tropical bait being fed on at that time? Stomach contents not including chum???

    Or they are just a freak of a fish?

    Thoughts
     
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    On my last trip my black and pink Salas 6x was getting slammed constantly by the wahoo. I even got a huge chopa on it. Green was the hot ticket on the bombs

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    Tar baby with pink tity :boobies::720icon:

    Cool chopas are fun. I think they are cool for c&r. Tough fish and they eat the jig. Not so tough on big tuna tackle. They seem to be mostly casting jig fish though, in the shallows looking for skin. I dont mind when a chopa eats the jig.
     
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    Tar Baby was the one jig I lost on that trip. Tied another one on but the black and pink was getting ripped so I never went back to the other rig.

    Agreed those chopa fight hard on a wahoo set up
     
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