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Default Re: impact of rod color?

If indeed there is a serious question lurking in here somewhere, Gary Lafontaine was a big advocate of dark colors and non-reflective finishes to avoid spooking fish with inadvertent, unnatural movements or colors or flashes. His "Stealth" series of rods (which are still in production and available from his website, I believe) had a matte black blank and black windings and hardware, and he had Jim Teeny make a line for him (which likewise is still available) in dark olive with a matte finish. I don't think he ever put his name on a reel, but he preferred dark, flat anodized finishes on them too, rather than the bright metallic or colorfully painted ones that you often see on the market today.
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