In the end, the lenses just filter light and the retinas stimulate on photon arrival. Impulses are sent down an optic nerve but what you "see" is conjured by the brain.
I am convinced that people who are great fish spotters are most equipped on the back end within the gray matter regardless of the color of their lenses.
On topic, most of the time when I am spotting by color there is little to no shape recognition to leverage. It's entirely possible that shape spotters are seeing nothing at all in these cases without color recognition. I know it's a handicap for me *under those conditions* to have anything but the most pronounced color recognition.
But everyones eyes (and perceptions) differ. A happy angler is one who has found something that works for him/her.
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