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Old 01-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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I have always like subdued colours, fishing gear, clothing etc. The danger of camo lines is that one might think a line can be cast a little less carefully when indeed it cannot. No matter what colour your line is presentation of the line is about as important as presentation of the fly. Fish see things pretty well above the surface and I have seen them spooked by lines passing over on occasion. So pick something that casts well for you and just watch how you present it during the cast. My 2 cents Canadian worth.
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camo fly line = good marketing gimmick for gullible fly angler
So do you pay more to avoid getting camo line?
You have to buy some line eventually and it has to be one color or the other. What difference it makes to you really shouldn't matter to the person using it, no.
My feelings are that any color line that gives you confidence will work better... for you.
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Default Re: Camo fly line?

Surprising that after viewing the information in that book, I don't know of a single company making "white" fly lines.

Anyone know of any? Would also aid in knowing when to clean your fly line too, be easier to tell...

I would be interested in giving it a shot, at the least, couldn't hurt your chances any.

One thing that the book fails to mention is, are we seeing these lines exactly how a Trout would? I mean, is there a way to do so, what if they don't see colors as we do, even if they see colors, any info out there on that?

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Cortland Fairplay, Snowbee XS, SA Air Cel Supreme 2, Loop SH line, Royal Wulff Ambush, AirFlo Delta, Joan Wulff Signature (has 32 foot ivory head), Crystal River, The Orvis Hydros Superfine is pretty close (they call it "willow").

I just did a google image search, so take the above with a grain of salt.
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Even though it might be a marketing Gimmick lots of people have Camo Hunting Gear as well,me included,I still would rather have them in a Gren/Olive Colours,however lots of gear was only made in Camo Colours.
I've never used The Rio Line,so I can't comment on it,after I watched a Cortland line being used in New Zealand,I bought one & I don't like it,it's one of The worst Lines I've ever used whereas most of the other Cortland Lines were good.
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Surprising that after viewing the information in that book, I don't know of a single company making "white" fly lines.

Anyone know of any? Would also aid in knowing when to clean your fly line too, be easier to tell...

I would be interested in giving it a shot, at the least, couldn't hurt your chances any.

One thing that the book fails to mention is, are we seeing these lines exactly how a Trout would? I mean, is there a way to do so, what if they don't see colors as we do, even if they see colors, any info out there on that?

Cool discussion.
Trevor Morgan has white lines. I saw a brand today that was white also on a web site forgot the name. I think snobees has white ones also. There are a lot of saltwater lines that are pretty close to white. I have abonefish line that is pretty close. If you look at flats lines they are all light. These are for clear shallow water. There are a ton of saltwater lines that are blue. I think that it's a matter of marketing that they have not done better in the freshwater market. To many people stuck on the dark line idea to sell.

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Cortland Fairplay, Snowbee XS, SA Air Cel Supreme 2, Loop SH line, Royal Wulff Ambush, AirFlo Delta, Joan Wulff Signature (has 32 foot ivory head), Crystal River, The Orvis Hydros Superfine is pretty close (they call it "willow").

I just did a google image search, so take the above with a grain of salt.
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Default Re: Camo fly line?

This season I'm trying clear tactical floating line on my 5 weight? Will it shadow in the water? More than likely. Why did I buy it then? The color concept fascinated me + it was on sale. But then again, I'm a firm believer in wearing camo clothing when wading. So if the line absorbs the coloration of its surrounding....hmmmmm...we shall see
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So do you pay more to avoid getting camo line?
You have to buy some line eventually and it has to be one color or the other. What difference it makes to you really shouldn't matter to the person using it, no.
My feelings are that any color line that gives you confidence will work better... for you.

No.. I just don't buy camo line.. I have optic yellow, peach, grey, red line.. all bought at clearance or auctioned for at lower prices.. and all have caught me plenty of fish... In the end.. I'm not caring what color the line is... I'm more concerned about it's overall performance.. and getting it cheaper than at retail price
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Just for the heck of it, I am going to contact Rio and SA to ask them why they don't make more white fly lines "or any at all" for say standard issue Trout fishing and see what they say. Should be interesting!
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I have an Airflo Transparent dry line which is to say more opaque than transparent, even it leaves a bit of a shadow but is a little less noticeable than other solid colours. Again though avoid "lining" the fish and it won't matter so much.
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