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#11716474 - 07/11/16 09:54 AM Lens color when fishing with Mono
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So I have some bronze/amber lens Strike King S11's that have treated me extremely well for the cost. This weekend I was throwing a wacky rig on the Trinity and could hardly see my line on top of the water. It was a little windy so there was some chop on the water making feeling the bite a little difficult.

For you guys that have blue/green lenses, can you see mono on the surface of the water on windy days? I know how well polarized glasses work has everything to do with the angle of sight, so maybe blue/green is better for being close to the water. Thoughts?
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#11716554 - 07/11/16 10:23 AM Re: Lens color when fishing with Mono [Re: Rhino68W]
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That is a good question. I have a good pair of amber Maui jims i won in a tourney raffle and I put them on and green or clear mono disappears on the water. braid is not as bad but still tough to see with a little chop.

my solution really is not a good one but I take a black sharpie and put 1" marks every foot or so on my line 4-5 feet away from the bait and for a few feet after that. you can see the marks fairly well when wacky fishing but so can bluegills and they will come investigate and occasionally smack the line.

anyway, I hope this helps while we wait for someone with the real solution. love me some wacky rig fishing

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#11716569 - 07/11/16 10:29 AM Re: Lens color when fishing with Mono [Re: jippedgenes]
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Originally Posted By: jippedgenes
That is a good question. I have a good pair of amber Maui jims i won in a tourney raffle and I put them on and green or clear mono disappears on the water. braid is not as bad but still tough to see with a little chop.

my solution really is not a good one but I take a black sharpie and put 1" marks every foot or so on my line 4-5 feet away from the bait and for a few feet after that. you can see the marks fairly well when wacky fishing but so can bluegills and they will come investigate and occasionally smack the line.

anyway, I hope this helps while we wait for someone with the real solution. love me some wacky rig fishing

I might try that out. I'll probably buy some blue/green S11's just to compare since they're cheap. Was just curious is anyone has noticed the difference.
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#11717419 - 07/11/16 05:45 PM Re: Lens color when fishing with Mono [Re: Rhino68W]
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I'm not really a sunglasses kind of guy, but here is a thought:

I use Power Pro braided line in high vis yellow, or Suffix braid in high vis fluorescent orange. I use fluorocarbon leaders.

Of course I don't use this for every rig, but for all of my soft plastics, this is what I go with.

I have been at this my entire life, and this is by far the best recipe I have ever found. I get extreme sensitivity, I can see my line extremely well, and with the fluorocarbon leader, I don't worry about the fish being able to see anything.

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