Need help with spectra colors..

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  1. Rip~Tide

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    I’ve been fishing power pro for awhile now and now starting to using Diawa j8 braid. I always get the moss green colored line and it seems to vanish in the water.
    My question to many of you out there is does the color of line effect the fish at all? (Example; white,yellow,multi color)
    I usually fish a top shot about 5-6’. And was wondering if these colored braids will stop fish from biting ect....
     
  2. Yella1

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    I fish the moss green, but also white and light blue. Honestly, I have not noticed any drop off in bites when I use brighter colors vs. using the moss green. I really like the lighter colors on party boats so I can see where my line is going relative to other lines around me. I've started buying the lighter colors exclusively (except when there is an exceptional deal on the moss green color, which happens sometimes).

    I always use fluorocarbon leaders (6-8 feet or so) and that seems to be enough buffer so they don't notice the spectra.

    I haven't been brave enough to buy the bright yellow braid yet, but if bright blue and white don't scare the fish away, then I don't see why the yellow would. That might be my next experiment...
     
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  3. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I haven’t noticed any difference in bites due to spectra color. On party boats you, the other anglers and crew need to be able to see the line to avoid and get out of tangles. For that reason I prefer white. Green is the least visible and you really need to pay attention when using it.
     
  4. Rip~Tide

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    Thanks for the replies. I rarely fish party boats now that I got a Parker and rather go where I want when I want. I don’t like crowded boats.
     
  5. kenstevens1

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    I was told that when using white for deep water it will transfer (bring) sunlight with it to the bottom which might affect yoyo or dropper style fishing. That's what I Was told
     
  6. mcrae

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    Who told you this?
     
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  7. invictus

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    I have not noticed a difference it getting bit on any color.

    Where I have noticed the difference, is green, it is a nightmare to work with in the early AM and PM. In a tangle, forget about it. Yellow or white.
     
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  8. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    You was told wrong! Light may travel down mono/fluoro (think fiber optics) but not down an opaque woven spectra line. That’s fake news!
     
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  9. bob1825

    bob1825 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    the guy trying to sell green spectra! :rofl:
     
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    kenstevens1 Well-Known "Member"

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    My friend in garden grove. Smart men, engineer, Heavy into fishing, I want his iron collection. I'll talk to him and see if there is any substance to his claim. Which there may not be.
     
  11. r8rs4lf

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    I used to fish moss green exclusively because of the reasons stated, but have recently stripped all of it off because it’s so hard to see in the water.

    Now I use hi vis yellow, white, or blue and haven’t noticed any difference in fish biting.
     
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  12. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    I did the same thing, on a over cast day
    you cant see that Green
    so I went with all white on all my reels.
     
  13. AKSalmon

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    Pretty much **everyone** on cow trips fishes white. That has to mean something.
     
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    Even if he is right spectra color is unlikely to reduce the number of fish willing to bite.
     
  15. mike channel islands

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    I've fished all the colors yellow,white,blue,green,really dose'nt make a difference on how many fish you catch ,but makes a big difference on how well you can see where your line is in relationship to others especially if your fishing local landings.Normally I fish a 60ft. topshot with a floral 5ft leader when bottom fishing.The right bait is normally the biggest factor.
     
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  16. the_tunaman

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    Two factors to ponder:

    1. How do fish see, and what differences are there between their vision and ours? Pay attention to studies on rods and cones in relation to vision.

    2. What effects do depths have on color in relation to light? Water filters colors at different depths, so different colors will be visible for some presentations and absent for others.

    Mostly, it is marketing at the end of the day.
     
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  17. lkatdpelicanfly

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    I just recently bought a huge 3000 yd spool of J-braid 80...its not only bright yellow...its like fluorescent yellow so I will either fish a longer topshot or go and get some hollow green and splice maybe 50 feet of hollow green on top of it...since I want to either do loop to loop or knotless fluoro into hollow. I'm also thinking of keeping a few green or black sharpies in my tackle bag and darkening the line 10 feet back up to the fluoro connection. I was trolling with it in January and only had maybe 4 ft of fluoro after my connection before the lure and I got 2 yellows...but they were rats.
     
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  18. UnBelievable

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    I have fished hi vis yellow for years. Only use a 3 foot floro leader. Usually hi stick on the boat. Thankfully the fish don’t put the two together yet. Get the color you like and fish fearlessly. Good luck to you.
     
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  19. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    White then yellow if white is not available (like maxcautro). I started on green like most when I switched to spectra 8 yrs ago. One sundown bite on the Indian in 2010 and that was it. Couldn’t see my line at all. Came back from that trip and switched to all white.

    I wish Maxcautro is available in white. But I’m sure Shimano doesn’t want to do that as it will probably hurt their Power Pro line.
     
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  20. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm just of the thought that things underwater (at least for the top 40ft) should blend in w/ the natural environment so I prefer blue.
    Deeper down things(colors) really start changing .
     
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