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#12706692 - 04/07/18 07:39 AM Why do you sharpie your braid black?
Dtechman Online   content
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Registered: 02/17/15
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I see everyone doing this and I have done it in the past as well. I guess I don't really see the benefit. I did not notice any difference in the numbers of bites I got either way. Typically when I am fishing braid like most people, it is because I'm fishing around vegetation. All of the different types of vegetation I'm around are normally green just like my braid. What would the benefit be to dye my braid black? Wouldn't that just make my line contrast against that cover and stick out like a sore thumb?

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#12706707 - 04/07/18 07:58 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
collincountytx Online   content
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Agree
and faded braid seems to blend in even better
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#12706713 - 04/07/18 08:01 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
Hammbone Offline
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Loc: Denton, TX
KVD did it on MLF and that sold 11 million sharpies duel
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#12706723 - 04/07/18 08:11 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
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Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

I don't know.
Why do some guys put red hooks on crankbaits?
Or draw a black dot on the side?
Or dip the claws on a craw?

I guess it matters to them.
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#12706742 - 04/07/18 08:29 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: reeltexan]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

I don't know.
Why do some guys put red hooks on crankbaits?
Or draw a black dot on the side?
Or dip the claws on a craw?

I guess it matters to them.


this is exactly the reason WHY any fisherman does anything to their lures or line or use a certain rod or reel.
it really makes no difference today or tomorrow in how or why you catch fish other than giving yourself more confidence in what you are doing.

when the fishing is tuff,,, I go to a Blackmore 1/4oz Roadrunner with a white grub and a red dot on the side AND I catch fish. Noone else will do that so why do I do it ? CONFIDENCE ........ Black Sharpie to any line ... why? CONFIDENCE

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#12706769 - 04/07/18 08:41 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
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Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
I use camo braid, saves me from having to buy a sharpie!!!
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#12706771 - 04/07/18 08:46 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 319
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Billy, what brand camo braid do you use? I used to use Spiderwire camo braid, but don’t see it much now.
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#12706805 - 04/07/18 09:10 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3700
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Been around a LONG time... has nothing to do with fish seeing it. Almost every grass fisherman has talked about it at some point. Hackney did just the other day on his lousiana show.

Most ppl do it so YOU can see the line. Black the line to depth of the water so you can tell if it stops early or keeps going past the water depth


Edited by catslayer (04/07/18 09:11 AM)
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#12706880 - 04/07/18 10:13 AM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
Hog Jaw Online   content
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2642
Loc: The Great State of Texas
I black the line as stated above for a reference point , 3 ft .

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#12707136 - 04/07/18 01:06 PM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
tangledup3 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/12
Posts: 107
Loc: Central Midlothian
I remember reading years ago in a book by Doug Hannon that he did this in one inch increments about 6' or so above the hook/lure so the fish couldn't see the line. It actually breaks up the the lines visibility. Mr Hannon was a well respected authority on big bass.

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#12707254 - 04/07/18 03:10 PM Re: Why do you sharpie your braid black? [Re: Dtechman]
bigdiastema Offline
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Registered: 05/12/11
Posts: 82
Is it used to "hide" high vis braid?

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