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: Line color?

03-08-2007, 11:02 PM
I am new to the sport and i am wondering what color line do you use, and why.does it really matter,what color. I will be fishing small streams and small will be 5wf.

thank you mike

03-09-2007, 01:30 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Spooky fish may not bite if they see a bright colored line. I'm sure somebody will post that this is nonsense, but fish aren't color blind. I use a white floating line most of the time which definitely is bright, but at least white is a color found in nature. Yellow or orange are not really colors that a trout would expect to see floating down a stream. Just my .02

03-09-2007, 01:35 PM
For most TROUT situations, I use a chartruese line and have no problems. In a spring creek situation I use a natural or gray/green line to avoind spooking the fish.