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View Poll Results: Do You think bright colors & shiny rods, reels, equipment make a difference ?
Yes 13 40.63%
No 10 31.25%
Never Noticed a Difference 5 15.63%
Don't Care. 4 12.50%
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:33 PM
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I'm always moving upstream. If I screwed up and spooked a fish. I don't wait for it to come back.


And hit it again on the way back...LOL
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Attachment 1420I stick with olive drab, camo, and khaki for my wardrobe.

I use only grey lines and (now) floro leaders.

I sneak and peek prior to wading and sometimes use my Zeiss 10 X 25 mini B's to assist in locating fish prior to the approach.

I catch allot of fish, no brag just fact. I absolutely believe that my catch numbers are directly related to my hunter mentality when I fish.
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I believe that keeping a low profile while landing or netting a fish especially one that you intend to release leads to alot less stress and excitement for the fish and fewer fish that get away at the last moment. The whole idea is don't let them see you.

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Hardyreels: I couldn't agree more.

I went to the Denver Fly Fishing show this weekend and noticed that Ross now has a camo reel.....looked great but didn't ask what the price was.

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If a fish can tell the difference between a black reel and a camo reel, and not notice your white hand? They're dumber than I think they are.
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If a fish can tell the difference between a black reel and a camo reel, and not notice your white hand? They're dumber than I think they are.
GLOVES! LOL Larry, Is the camo a shiny finish? Just asking cause that would be what flashes.
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I think that almost all of a fish's predators come from above ( excepting water snakes, larger fish etc.) & they get attuned to their environment. Any thing out of the ordinary, (Flash, or movement from above) will put them on edge.
Granted their brain is the size of a pea but they are survivors of evolution & Their eyes are on the top of the head so they're looking up. Like I said earlier I've seen Trout & salmon scoot away or feed off my boots but I've also seen them stay in the same area & act nervous & stop feeding. I have a shiny reel & after seeing the video I'm going to dull it up. I was also thinking of dyeing my vest a dark green or brown. This might be a little extreme but it couldn't hurt. I've fished some of Penn's limestone streams & there you definitely have to sneak up to the bank. & plan where you cast. I've seen fisherman kneeling on the bank casting from almost a prone position & they were the locals & they caught fish. I usually use a little stealth when entering a stream & look around first. I try to dry fly fish upstream but I've seen trout positioned sideways in the stream so that isn't a foolproof solution. I usually nymph or streamer fish downstream so a long line or stealth is needed. IMHO
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It cracks me up when I release a fish, and it tries to hide next to my boot.
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I tend to fish at the longest possible distances (limited only by my casting abilities and the ability to see/feel a fish on the line); it's just more fun for me that way. So, I don't pay much attention to what I wear. But I just did a quick inventory and it's mostly neutral colors; tans / browns / some dark greens. I don't carry any stainless or chromed devices on my vest (all black anodized). Rods tend to be dark colors (greens / burgandies / etc.) and reels, for the most part, are black. So, without thinking much more about it, I'd say that I'm a "non-flasher"!
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I tend to fish at the longest possible distances (limited only by my casting abilities and the ability to see/feel a fish on the line); it's just more fun for me that way. So, I don't pay much attention to what I wear. But I just did a quick inventory and it's mostly neutral colors; tans / browns / some dark greens. I don't carry any stainless or chromed devices on my vest (all black anodized). Rods tend to be dark colors (greens / burgandies / etc.) and reels, for the most part, are black. So, without thinking much more about it, I'd say that I'm a "non-flasher"!
That's good. The world doesn't need anymore flashers.
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Now you guys have got this visual of a full length fishing vest...and maybe hippers.....YIKES!
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