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Sportsman wrote: »
I want to buy some fly line for fishing for bonefish and snook and perhaps some bass. Does the color of the fly line really matter? Will it increase or decrease the amount of fish I catch?
Mistermtd wrote: »
I think you could tie a fly directly to a fly line and a bass will hit it. That idea is just so absurd, I'm gonna go try it with an old line.
Permit Rat wrote: »
The only problem I have with clear lines, is that they do not stay clear very long.
Ol'DirtyCaster wrote: »
Most are actually opaque out of the box, clear would be a stretch for most of the lines being marketed today as clear. I've been happy with the cortland PE liquid (NOT THE CRYSTAL). I use it mostly for bass, and backcountry snook and tarpon and it's as clear today as it was when I got it. My ridge tropical clear looks white in the water, and I've used it considerably less than the cortland.
Carl Blackledge wrote: »
This is a very good line for getting that 2nd-3rd and 4th shot at your fish, because the floating aspects of the rear line aids in such easy pickup, compared to a full sinking intermediate line that's constantly sinking, and also there is no color at all to scare the fish.
I won't be on here for a Month, however I hope you guys all get along while I'm in Mexico. and Old dirty guy, I think you do an OK job.
Permit Rat wrote: »
I wonder if Mr. Carl learned his splicing technique from the late Frank Bertania. (Frank was from Santa Rosa) I remember when he perfected the technique (c. 1980) to his satisfaction and it was truly a work of art....perfectly seamless, except that all we had to cover the splice was Pliobond in those days, so there was this brown color over the splice. Today, with the Loon and other products...well, I bet the line mfgrs. wish they could duplicate Frank's success.
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