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#12290744 - 06/12/17 06:52 PM Do you think line color matters?
wh2004 Offline
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I have 6 Abu combos to re-spool and have on hand hi-vis yellow 50lb, hi-vis green 30lb, red 17lb, and hi-vis green 12lb mono on hand. Which would you use, or would you get something else?

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#12290753 - 06/12/17 07:02 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
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Color doesn't matter
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#12290761 - 06/12/17 07:10 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
Nickbyrd Offline
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Whatever color offsets your reel and makes it look cool : cheers coolio

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#12290765 - 06/12/17 07:13 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
wh2004 Offline
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Alright awesome. Think the 30lb is overkill?

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#12290775 - 06/12/17 07:20 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
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30lb hi-vis all day fish
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#12290781 - 06/12/17 07:25 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Needs to be a color that you can see very well, there has been several times on anchor and drifting where I've seen my line running sideways or towards me and I was able to get a hook set. When I first got into chasing these fish I missed several runs because I used clear or moss green line and couldn't see the line clearly, when I realized what was happening the fish dropped the bait. As soon as switched line I could see the line much better and my catch ratio improved. My prefered line choice is 30lb Anglers Offshore in hi vis yellow.
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#12290787 - 06/12/17 07:32 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
wh2004 Offline
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Awesome.

I usually carolina rig with a swivel. What do y'all prefer for your leader?

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#12290797 - 06/12/17 07:35 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
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Color only matters to the fisherman not the fish.
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#12290819 - 06/12/17 07:41 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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Originally Posted By: wh2004
Awesome.

I usually carolina rig with a swivel. What do y'all prefer for your leader?


For my leaders I use 50lb Big Game
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#12290829 - 06/12/17 07:48 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
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Man, I'd just go with the 30 hi-is green, tie on a 50 lbs leader, and call it a day. Save your 12 lbs and 17 lbs for small channels or something.
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#12292232 - 06/13/17 03:18 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1961
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Nope. I run 25lb Offshore Angler with a 50lb Big Game leader. Money.
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#12292278 - 06/13/17 03:42 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
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Loc: Burleson, Tx.
Only in the store........

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#12292438 - 06/13/17 05:09 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
BroIncarnate Offline
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 285
Loc: Austin, Texas
I use 65lb Power Pro braid with 50lb Big Game Mono leaders on flatties and bigger blues/channels- I use 12lb mono for main line/20lb mono leader for smaller channel cats-

HI VIS Orange all the way! (color is preference to angler)


Edited by BroIncarnate (06/13/17 05:10 PM)

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#12292523 - 06/13/17 06:12 PM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: mjmetro0719]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 3011
Originally Posted By: mjmetro0719
Needs to be a color that you can see very well, there has been several times on anchor and drifting where I've seen my line running sideways or towards me and I was able to get a hook set. When I first got into chasing these fish I missed several runs because I used clear or moss green line and couldn't see the line clearly, when I realized what was happening the fish dropped the bait. As soon as switched line I could see the line much better and my catch ratio improved. My prefered line choice is 30lb Anglers Offshore in hi vis yellow.


I'll second the importance of being able to see your line. When playing a fish, it's nice to see your line so you can guide the fish away from snags. As stated, it also helps in bite detection.

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#12293660 - 06/14/17 11:11 AM Re: Do you think line color matters? [Re: wh2004]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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Loc: Arkansas
The line companies know fisherman like bright colors!!! hooked who knows what a fish thinks... I like seeing my line and there not all the same colors..i like different colors for drifting...for me not the fish 2cents
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