Underwater Test of Fishing Line Colors

This video looks at line underwater to see which colors disappear the most in different conditions with different back drops. Whereas some manufacturers claim that red line disappears underwater we found no truth to that claim. However pink flourocarbon line was very hard to see. Also, when looking from the bottom of the ocean toward the surface we found high-vis green was actually difficult to see.

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BigCladWolf says:

Thanks for taking the time to do this, and also the one with the underwater lures in action.

abdiel abella says:

great vidio thanks

Samson Graham says:

Awesome video. This is exactly the video I was looking for. Thank you so much.

saskaleb says:

Nonsense, before having fluorocarbone lines
in our lifes, people were fishing better then now. Just a scam to spend more money

Sylvia says:

So what’s more important?….for us to be able to see the line?…(so we can untangle from others lines, etc.?)….or…. for the fish to not be able to see the line?

Head First Fishing says:

Great video. Sounds like pink fluoro is the way to go.

aziz alosaimi says:

what you are saying is 100% correct and i have tested lines in murky water and clear water and the color of the line dose effects the baits . Arabian gulf Arabian sea the sea of Andaman’s sea and other locations. thanks for the valuable info have a good one.

Stranger Horse says:

Great video presentation and editing.  : ) We do know that fish respond to different colors. We do not know what their brain perceives it as in the visual light spectrum. Similar cell structure of cornea, lens, rods and cones, retina, the macula and optic nerve does not mean that the fish ‘sees’ color like humans do. We frail humans will never have eyes like birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, insects or spiders. People then percieve what we ‘see’ by only seeing what we want to see….or believe

BrackishBassin says:

I wish you did a hi-vis yellow braid

Team Wild Card Fishing says:

great test man thanks for shooting this!

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Jake Harris says:

thanks for sharing

Jmichael Isbell says:

Two years back, offshore I was fishing with a guy: we both had 25 lb main line, same color and type braid, leader, same weight, same length, same hook–from the same package, and both with the same fluorocarbon BRAND–but mine was “clear” and his was color “multi”. Both fishing live anchovies. He took seven big yellowtail and I was zip. I changed to his COLOR of fluoro–and wallah! I started catching fish at his rate. I can’t sort it, how can you beat “invisible” clear fluoro? Is it that “clear” is not in fact, clear in water which is colored?

24Тарас says:

Hello . You can’t nanofil wound in the bobbin .You have most likely damaged . He is so eager to get in the inertial coil after reloading in the future on the nodes and where was bent on the bobbin.And here generally without regard to the chain block that performs the rod or spinning reel.All soldered strands to this exposed. My English is not native language sorry .

mcmmetalman says:

Very interesting.

Samson Graham says:

Awesome video. This is exactly the video I was looking for. Thank you so much.

Nathan Moore says:

which tint of fluorocarbon would you say was the hardest to see in both waters?

SeRgo says:

what about if fish cant see red on deep water ?

breathe and squeeze says:

this is only accurate in regards to how “we” are seeing these lines. fish see totally different than we do, they see with UV as well. shine a UV light on your lines, you may be VERY shocked at the results.

James Ritchie says:

How fishing line looks to your eyes matter not at all.  It is not about red disappearing.  Fish do not see the same way humans see, and there is very solid scientific evidence that fish are color blind in the red spectrum.  This is also true of some shades of green.   How much this matters is up for debate, but nothing is as meaningless as using your eyes to tell what line colors look like to fish.

halibut whitefisk says:

thx a lot usefull test for me in real condition thumb up

Randy B says:

Thanks bud for taking the time to clear this up for me awesome

BB O says:

First, thanks for sharing this, great info:)
But I have to ask. I fish after Nordic salmon in saltwater, the water is bluegreen and have some brown seaweed etc. I fish in the top water layer (i guess it is maximum 10 meters deep to the bottom). I am fishing in the shoreline throwing my fishing lure. Will a good choice for me be GREEN braid like Power Pro? Also if i want to use fluorocarbon leader, is the PINK color the best choice here? Do you have a brand you recommend etc for that?

Eddie p says:

thanks for making this vid

Petr P says:

Very nice video! Sir, do you think the results would be same for fresh waters … lake, reservoir, etc?

samiam1150 says:

Fish don’t normally look down for prey. They usually look up. Try running your test again contrasting the line with the sky. A fish doesn’t know what a fishing line is. All that fish know is eat, reproduce and survive. I’ve proven many times that I’m somewhat smarter than a fish, but not always. You have a great day.

Alex Fu says:

So, basically pink fluoro is the best?

NMP TV says:

So does green effect that much because i go fishing in pond that are green that why i use green line.

Possible Kim says:

Thanks a lot, can’t wait to see your next video


thanks for this vid defiantly learn about some lines in question 2 thumbs up buddy

Victor Franqui says:

actually if you have the same eyes as the fish i bet the results will be a lot different

pitabread112 says:

Awesome info and visuals, thanks!

Alex Fu says:

If you could do one on braids including white, high-vis yellow, dark green, red and blue would be absolutely fantastic!

Jay Voorhees says:

We have no way to understand how fish see colors. Also fish are adapted to very diverse marine environments.

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