Re: What is the best floating fly line color?
I am often asked this very question. I believe Fly Line color is more for the fisherman than the fish. In moving water, i.e. river fishing, I am a firm believer that color of fly line has no bearing on rates of fish caught. If the fly is presented properly, the fish should see the fly before it sees the fly line. No matter the color, the fly-line will create a shadow; this shadow is enough to make fish scatter. Also, in moving water, fish have a short window of time to decide if they are going to eat or let the fly pass. As long as the fly apprears before the fly-line on a 4-6 feet of cleat tippet, you will have no issues. My recommendation is to worry less about your line and spend more time making good deliberate, accurate casts. Fly fishers who cast deliberate but less often, will catch far more fish than a fisher blind casting all over the water. Hope this helped.