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    Did you look through the other threads? There are a lot of different ideas on this and it seems you can pretty much never change anyones mind on this. Once they have made up their mind there is no convincing them no matter how much logic and evidence you show them. That's why I stayed out of this one and just referred you to the previous threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    . Once they have made up their mind there is no convincing them no matter how much logic and evidence you show them. That's why I stayed out of this one and just referred you to the previous threads.
    That's exactly the way I see it too, Dan.
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    I did read the older thread on this and got the Same impression. I have learned from political and religious discussions that once people make up their mind that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to change regardless of the truth or facts.

    I have not made and decision either way but will weigh the evidence and in the mean time go with my gut on this. Thanks again to all and sorry to open that can of worms if you will.

    Craig

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    It probably sounds bad, but I like my color lines to look good on my reel hahaha I just buy the line I want to try, never really put the color into mind, can not tell you if I would catch more on with a more neutral color or not. Currently I am using SA matery textured and it comes in a what I call a mossy green since I cant think of the name. It works, I throw the rod a direction it follows, it floats good, lays out nicely and memory seems to be very low even when cold. So I am happy. You just have to find a line you like and go with it.

    It bugs me so many people want answers, it takes out all of the fun learning if people are just laying stuff out for you. I have no problem helping people with improving their casting, but for what type of rod and blah blah blah they should use, trial and error works best.

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    The last two lines I bought are bright orange. You can see literally quite well how worried I am about it.

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    Yeah I also have a yellow and what I call neon green, but the mastery textured in trout does not come in any other color. I usually like bright colors.

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    Think of it like the older folks who always drove Buicks. Younguns actually made fun of them for it but never stopped to wonder why that is. Since Buick not long ago was ranked right up there in quality with cars costing twice as much and that always got top honors (true story!) Maybe those older folks were on to something. I mean, if you've had 70-80 years of success using a certain thing should you change just to change?
    I admit I've settled on the line colors I prefer. Just like the fly you have faith in catches more fish than the others, when the color of the line leaves no doubt that it works best for you than use it. No need to brag or boast... it's what you like, that's all.
    Using bright lines when I want them to be seen makes sense to me and dull lines when I want them stealthy also makes sense to me and when you get down to it that is all that matters really (until you start waving those bright lines around the spooky fish I'm working!)
    Last edited by Jackster; 03-06-2013 at 03:32 PM.

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    Fish with what you feel most confident with and when you fish with confidence you fish better. If I'm worried that fish will spook at my peach colored fly line then 15' of mono goes on the end of it. Chances are if the fish are that spooky just your presence has most likely put them off.
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    IMO, we all too often give the fish, regardless of species, too much credit. I read through those other linked posts & there's quite a bit of discussion there. Some interesting ideas too.

    I agree with using what color you have the most confidence in using. Confidence is important. I once read something Lefty Kreh wrote concerning line color & basically he said that such things as line slapping the water was a greater concern than the line color. I tend to agree.

    Anytime our success is limited, there are many things that could be the reason. IMO, line color is the least of a concern, but may provide doubts. Personally, I don't worry about line colors. I have different lines in various colors, tan, sand, light & dark greens, brown, yellow & bright orange & as long as I can see the line, that's my only concern.

    These types of questions come up with bass & other anglers using spinning or baitcasting equipment. Many have concerns about whether or not the fish can see the lines & may react negatively to it. I use hi vis yellow braided lines for fishing with jigs, tying direct to the lure & catch plenty of fish. Does it limit the number of fish that might bite, I don't know, but I'm not complaining. I've known others to say water clarity versus line color makes a difference, but that has yet been proven to me. Again, there are far too many other variables that may limit our success, any of which may be a real concern, to say that line color is a definitive problem.

    IMO, it all goes back to using what you feel the most confident in & comfortable using.
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