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#12275968 - 06/02/17 06:36 PM Thoughts on Fly Line Color
theflyguy3 Offline

Registered: 09/21/14
Posts: 106
Loc: My Honey Hole
I have been wanting to purchase some new fly line recently and have researched various fly lines. I have seen many varying opinions on the importance of fly line color with regards to spooking fish. What are you guys' opinions on fly line color? Does it matter?

#12276316 - 06/02/17 11:09 PM Re: Thoughts on Fly Line Color [Re: theflyguy3]
S-S Offline
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Registered: 06/06/09
Posts: 844
Loc: Denton
I think it's more hype than anything. Ideally, if you throw in the pocket accurate enough the fly line won't make a noticeable impact. However, it does matter if 'you' can see it or not, particularly at normal-Texan-summer fishing hours.

#12276361 - 06/03/17 12:57 AM Re: Thoughts on Fly Line Color [Re: theflyguy3]
McKinneyLonghorn Offline
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Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 822
Loc: McKinney
I don't think color makes a bit of difference since you have a 7+ foot leader on the line. If you slap a heavy fly line down right on top of a fish, you will likely spook it regardless of if it is neon orange or clear. I have reels with light blue, bright green, yellow and bright orange, and I can't tell a bit of difference in their performance.


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