How do I Choose Which Color of Stren Fishing Line to Use?

How do I Choose Which Color of Stren Fishing Line to Use?
A visit to your local tackle, sporting goods or box store fishing aisle will quickly demonstrate the variety of fishing lines and colors available to today's fresh and saltwater angler. While some anglers dismiss the importance of line color selection, others realize that there indeed can be a difference in results when the correct line color is used. Line brands, such as Stren, offer a variety of lines to not only help anglers catch fish but also help with the visual presentation of lines and lures.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Stren fishing line
Step 1
String your rod and reel with bright color Stren line such as High Impact Hi-Vis Green or Stamina Hi-Vis Gold when fishing multiple lines in fresh or saltwater situations. Maintain distance and separation between lines by using brighter, easily visible colors.
Step 2
Spool Stren fluorocarbon line onto your reel or use it as a leader when going after easily spooked, overpressured or sensitive fish. Mountain trout anglers, for example, can often greatly benefit from using fluorocarbon leaders and line.
Step 3
Rig your rod and reel with Stren Blood Red when fishing for fresh and saltwater in deeper depths. Choose red line for it light reflective properties at deeper depths. As red line sinks deep, it begins to blend with the surrounding water becoming almost invisible at certain depths.
Step 4
Choose Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Coral Mist leader for saltwater applications where fish may feed on bait that is naturally pink tinted. Coral pink tinted lime may further attract salmon, snapper, grouper and tuna.
Step 5
Spool Stren High Impact Smoke Blue line on your spinning or baitcast reel when the water is stained or cloudy from runoff. Choose Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon in Gunsmoke or Tannic colors as a leader for braid lines.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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