General Fishing Line question

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Marc N
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 pm

Hi all, can anyone tell me why some fishing lines are a fluorescent yellow/green colour? See pic below.

I normally buy clear line and would use clear exclusively, but I got given 6 reels of various strengths, all in good nick and all bright yellow/green. I've been using it with long clear leaders, but can anyone tell me why this colour exists?

Or is it to catch fishermen, not fish?

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:57 pm

I guess its for you to see where is your line better. Best is to have line that change colour every 10m so you can control the depth of your hook

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:07 pm

Bright coloured mono was great for deckies and skippers on game fishing boats . See the line easily :)

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:15 pm

Seeing your braided line is an important element of (casting in to the drift) soft baiting and microjigging. I really struggle with these styles when the sun is in my eyes and can't see the line. Whether "high visibility" coloured line is actually high visibility is another question.

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