Selecting Fishing Line Color

Selecting Fishing Line Color
With all the colors of fishing lines to choose from, picking the right one can be confusing. Most anglers will tell you that choosing a color of fishing line is basically a personal preference. Line manufactures have now developed colors of lines that can be seen by the angler a few feet under the water but disappear as the line sinks deeper. This allows for the fish to not be able to see the line and be scared away. Fragmentation performed by the newer lines also prevents shadowing or a straight line being seen on the surface of a lake. The best way to determine which color line will work best for you is through experimenting with several colors


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Tips on Choosing a Color of Fishing Line

Step 1
Use a clear/blue fluorescent line if seeing your line above the surface isn't that important. This color line makes a good all-purpose fishing line to use for basic fishing in all types of water. The line is illuminated by the sun, making it able to be seen above water but less likely to be detected by the fish under the water. If you are fishing in an area that's heavily fished and the fish bite slower, this color will work best.
Step 2
Choose a high-visibility, gold-colored line when you're fishing in low-light conditions. You will be able to see the line, but the fish will not. This color of line is perfect when fishing at dusk, dawn or at night. This color of line is also used for trolling multiple lines because you are able to see the line and prevent it from getting tangled
Step 3
Select a coffee-colored line if you are fishing in low-light conditions. This color of line also works quite well if you are fishing in muddy or stained waters. You'll be able to see the line, but the fish won't.
Step 4
Use a high-visibility, green-colored line when fishing in water that's filled with algae or heavy vegetation. The line will be easily seen when it's out of the water, but it will blend into the greenish waters and the fish won't easily detect it.
Step 5
Choose a low-visibility, clear line when you are fishing in clear waters such as lakes or streams. This line works when clear/blue fluorescent line doesn't. It blends into the clear waters and helps land a bite when fish are unwilling to strike.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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