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Old 05-13-2003, 05:29 PM
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Has anyone tried this line. Here's the Outdoor World link http://www.basspro-shops.com/servlet...rTarget=search

I scuba dive and I know the first color you loose at depth is red, so this sounds logical. I assume fish are not color blind, seeing how they hit different color lures at different times. Any input?

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Old 05-14-2003, 08:35 PM
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I have it on several of my reels and I catch well with it. As a matter of fact, I used some as leader material last week for speckled trout and was outcatching the other guys. It's cheap, too.

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SOLO, At about what depth does RED start to disappear? I've been curious about this line for sometime now.

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Red disappears at 15 foot (in extremely clear water) Appears as green below that depth. Bright red squirrel fish take on a pale green/yellow color at depth.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:42 PM
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I've tried it, first for tuna chunking--No better or worse than other lines I use
It is a good hard line, quite resistant to abrasion, and my tired eyes have less trouble tying knots in it!
Also if it tangles with a line of another color its much easier to untangle.
It prompted me to buy some Sufix flourescent green for trolling lines, outstanding visibility!
Now I want an alternate color for the flatlines!
I also color coded my outrigger halyards (double rigged, red and blue)to avoid confusion there.
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Has really bad memory, other than that it works well. LIke the diver said though, it doesnt dissapear it just changes color. Not like fluorocarbon.

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I've used it on both light tackle (12 lb) and medium tackle (20 lb) and it's pretty good stuff. The light line seems very strong and doesn't have much memory at all. The 20 lb has much more memory than the 12 and maybe more than the some of the other lines I've used, but in all fairness it was the first time it's been wet.
I'm not sure I buy into the 'disappearing' part; just because red may be the first color to go away at depth that would just make the lines visiblity the same as clear mono in the water.
For $6 a 1/4 lb spool give it a try. It does have good strength and ties well, IMOH.

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Red does disappear at 10-15 feet, but how could it be clearer than line that is clear to start with?

What about topwater and shallow baits? You still got red line near the surface.

I'm still trying to get over the red hook syndrome some swear by. I personally feel the gimmick meisters are at it again, but as long as folks buy them, they'll keep making them.

A red hook can't hurt a thing. If it's shallow enough to reflect red, that's good. If it's too deep to do so, still no harm done. A faded red hook (looks brown down deep) probably blends in with a bait better than black or silver.
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Actually I think only primates can see color, all other animals see shades, lighter, darker etc.

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fish see, is a science in itself.

As a generalisation, fish that live in shallow water (demersals on shallow inshore reefs etc - and freshwater shallow living fish, trout spring to mind) do have red light receptor cones in the retina of their eyes.

Most pelagics species however which spend the bulk of ther life in deep oceanic waters are claimed not to posess the red light receptor cones in their eyes retina.

These fish tend to see in varying shades of grey according to current thoughts by fish scientists (marine biologists, icthyologists call em what you will).

Then their are the night predators (drum family? our Barramundi) who have 'night vision', via a tapetium in their eye. These are the ones that when you photograph them with a flash camera at night have that 'red eye' same as some people when photographed come out in photo's with red eyes due to the flash.

These tapetium equipped fish can virtually see in the dark, and have extremely low light sensitive eyes.

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