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High vis v Low vis braid?

TampaCTTampaCT Posts: 66 Deckhand
Soo while high vis braid certainly has the advantage of being "high visibility" I have always used traditional "low visibility" moss green power pro. After trying to fish live bait with multiple rookies on my boat, I am thinking of switching to high visibility yellow... except will the fish see it? I sure see it better!

What are the opinions on the board? Will it scare fish? Mean less bites ?

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  • SnaphappySnaphappy Posts: 1,427 Officer
    I like blue. It's pretty easy to see but it's not bright yellow lol
  • gatorsaintgatorsaint Posts: 195 Deckhand
    If you use a mono or flouro leader it shouldn't matter. I've been using hi-vis for years, never had a problem with scaring fish.
  • The Cat's EyeThe Cat's Eye Posts: 1,562 Captain
    If you are fishing from a bridge that is frequented by a lot of birds Hi-Vis might be the way to go,

    I have two boats, but fish from bridges occasionally and birds will fly into low vis braid but seldom into mono.
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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,247 Admiral
    By far and away the best fisherman I have ever encountered is Captain Dave Andrews, his setups are almost exclusively high vis yellow... and he loads the boat up all day long.
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  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,963 Captain
    His vis lines scare the fish. It's why fly fisherman never catch any

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,247 Admiral
    Reel Teal wrote: »
    His vis lines scare the fish. It's why fly fisherman never catch any

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    The tippet and leader are ultra clear, akin to a fluorocarbon leader. But the backing is a massive piece of highly colored plastic, which is exceptionally easy to see. Wouldn't the backing be akin to high vis braid?

    Edit
    I don't fly fish, but apparently a typical leader is 7-10 foot long. Much longer than what most use with fluorocarbon, though I personally use about 6 foot.
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  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,963 Captain
    It was a joke....the line color does not matter 1 bit when using a leader, which I would expect people to do when fishing braid. Otherwise all braid high vis line when you think about it

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,247 Admiral
    Reel Teal wrote: »
    It was a joke....the line color does not matter 1 bit when using a leader, which I would expect people to do when fishing braid. Otherwise all braid high vis line when you think about it

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    Lol, oh. My apologies for being dense. I think your last point is especially on point, braid by default is exceptionally easy to see, I'm not sure low vis even exists.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

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  • TampaCTTampaCT Posts: 66 Deckhand
    The flyline argument is what has me ready to switch and one I discussed with my friends at lunch last month. I have been fly fishing all my life, from popping bugs for bass in a lake in central Florida to bonefish on the flats in the Bahamas or Belize... but my hesitation is that with fly fishing, I present the lure, strip the line a few times, then pick up and represent the lure, with my spinning rod I fish most of the length of the cast...

    What about for Tarpon on the beach in relatively clear water? Free lining some live bait?
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,963 Captain
    Go with a longer leader?

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,247 Admiral
    TampaCT wrote: »
    The flyline argument is what has me ready to switch and one I discussed with my friends at lunch last month. I have been fly fishing all my life, from popping bugs for bass in a lake in central Florida to bonefish on the flats in the Bahamas or Belize... but my hesitation is that with fly fishing, I present the lure, strip the line a few times, then pick up and represent the lure, with my spinning rod I fish most of the length of the cast...

    What about for Tarpon on the beach in relatively clear water? Free lining some live bait?

    I can't emphasis Captain Dave enough. I have been out with him 4 times. The worst fishing was 4 hours during slack tide.... he put us on 40+ fish, multiple keepers, all with bright high vis yellow line. Snapper, grouper, trout, reds, snook, etc. Bait presentation I believe trumps all. If a fish is hungry and bait is presented correctly, they will hit.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,286 Officer
    I have all my outfits spooled with white braid,,,, I have no issues catching fish from bottom fishing, throwing plugs, trolling and pitching live baits
    "FISHUNTR"- 2012 20' Pathfinder, Yamaha F150, HDS gen 3 9T
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 9,522 Admiral
    I don't think it matters to the fish but a color that is visible is a must if you fish on a boat with multiple lines using live baits. You need to see the lines so they don't cross. I like simple white for most applications and hi vis yellow on trollers.

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