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Looking for a quaility fish line that I can see


Matt Pasteris
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My 12 year old has sight issues and seeing his line from the tip of his pole to the water is hard for him. As we all know, this can be a huge disadvantage in dialing in on hook-ups. Can I be advised, from our knowledgable membership pool, a name brand that will help him see his line. We use open face spin cast reels with 6lb line on ML 6'/6.5' rods.

 

thanks, Matt Pasteris

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My recommendation is Cortlands Endurance---

available in Clear, Hi-Vis Yellow and Hi-Vis Orange.

Low memory, low stretch, very strong for its dia to strength ratio.

 

The best I've used, to date.

 

Endurance is a Super-Mono---(a coplymer line)---the best mono on todays market.

This line is exclusive to Cortland.

 

All my customers, that I've introduced to the Endurance Super-Mono, like it better over other lines they've used,

and have since spooled up all their reels, like it better over other lines they've used, and now use this line exclusively.

 

I know there are anglers who have their preferred lines---

but, the Endurance is the BEST.

 

Stop by GAT's, see me, and I'll spool up your son's reel, (NC), with the above noted line of your choice.

 

 

 

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Berkley "Fire Line" in High Vis Green... all the guides on the West Coast use it for river steelhead fishing because they can see it!

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Berkley "Fire Line" in High Vis Green... all the guides on the West Coast use it for river steelhead fishing because they can see it!

 

>>>...all the guides on the West Coast use it for river steelhead fishing...<<<

???

Some anglers like it, when its "NEW"---

however, after extended use, many throw it away, and go to something else.

 

Fireline is coated with a dye colorant, and rapidly wears off with use.

 

When the color wears off, the "white" base color is now visible.

 

The line, when used in stained or muddied waters, rapidly absorbs the color of the dirtied water, and is nearly impossible to see for farther distances away from the angler.

 

A floating hi-vis line, can be seen for greater distances, is most desireable for float fishing streams/rivers for steelhead.

 

Berkley offers a Hi-Vis "SOLAR" mono line, that is highly visible.

It's bright greenish in color.

Night-time anglers, using a "black light", favor this line.

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The guy who first recommended the high vis Fireline to me is a full time fishing guide in the Pacific NW, and one of the very best out there, who fishes client trips about 280 days a year. He definitely knows what he's doing and uses this line on all his steelhead reels for clients, and in all the years I've known him I've never heard that this line has that type of problem. I've never had it happen to me either but hey, you learn something new every day.... good information Ken.

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Cortland masterbraid has a nice hi-vis yellow that keeps its color and shape...you'll pay $$$ for it, but it's worth it.

 

One more thing...If a fish can see the line, why the he!! can't it see the big shiny metal treble hooks dangling from my lure???...Or the splitshots and other odds and ends??? If I'm stream fishing sor smallies who ambush their prey, I'm not concerned with line visibility at all. If I'm fishing crystal clear water for crappie and bluegills, I might be a little more concerned, but maybe only if the bite is tough....maybe.

 

And....I would use common sewing thread before fireline! I hate the stuff!!! But that's just my opinion....sorry if I've offended anyone's tastes.

Try the Cortland stuff or T.U.F. line XP....it's just as good. From there I would go to PowerPro (best bang for the buck).

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