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Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:43 AM
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 11:32 AM
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 07:31 PM
Either way casting any colored line over fish will spook them quite often especially if you false cast over fish and sprays of water come off your line; I always try to false cast off to the side. On the Williamson River out here in Southern Oregon just about everyone I see has gone to using clear intermediates for fishing streamers and nymphs.
Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:47 PM
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 06:57 AM
Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:21 AM
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:25 AM
I have one white line and one fl green and personally I like the colored lines better. Sometimes I will fish really clear streams without a strike indicator and so I'll watch my fly line (at the leader connection), so colored line is easier to see. I have noticed that the presentation of the fly is what spooks the fish. When I'm sight fishing, if I make a bad cast the fish is gone.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 08:18 AM
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 05:39 AM
You hear alot from New Zealand that line must be a dark colour and 12'+leaders.
I sometimes fish a Hardy #6wt with an orange line in OZ and have caught my fair share of trout. My favourite line is lime green, because I can see it in small dark streams. I have stumbbled over one major problem fix, I had while fishing a dry beetle on a lake at twighlight. I was loosing sight of the fly and line. During the rise fish would be breaking the surface all over the place and my hook up was only 50%. I changed to a bright yellow line and tied flies that sat extra high on the surface water. This enabled me now to track the direction of the line and then could locate the profile of the fly and strike when the rise interupted my view of the fly profile[shadow]. My hook up is now 97%.
I agree presentation of your tippett/leader is paramount and if you have lined the fish. No colour will make much difference.
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:31 AM
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:40 AM
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