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Red Line?

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What are the opinions out there on the red mono fishing lines? I started using it last winter for visibility on the ice. A buddy told me red doesn't disappear until 20 ft. down. confused.gif

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During day light...then again if you fish during daylight in illuminated water, everything get's really hazy, opaque...you couldn't see a few feet either...it all depends on conditions.

At night, it dissappears in 2 feet.

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So you're saying it's no better and no worse than a clear or green mono?

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If it is red, is it Cajun? I've have bad luck on small reels, poor memory characteristics. Coils up and flies off the spool when you open the bail.

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I would imagine that you're probably referring to the Cajun lines.

Remember when this product came out? It was touted as "the line that acts like a lure." And it was popular when every manufacturer turned towards "bleeding" lures and such.

A little while back they shifted their marketing strategy to say it "disappears under water," kind of funny if you ask me. I don't think its the best stuff, there are way too many better mono options out there IMHO.

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I myself am a believer in flourocarbon, Vanish Transition, for example. Only downfall, my bobber stop frays it on my ultralight if i am moving it up and down frequently. Other than that, there are a lot of monos to choose from, that are quality lines.

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I think its a gimick. I dont think Ive heard or read anywhere that the line disappears under water just that the color red is the first color to disappear underwater...

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If it is red, is it Cajun? I've have bad luck on small reels, poor memory characteristics. Coils up and flies off the spool when you open the bail.


Did you use a spooling station when you reeled up your that Cajun? I had the same problem when until I bought a spooling station. when I spooled it with the good ole' finger and thumb, I had the same prob as you.

I believe the reason why it seems to have poor memory is because the line being spooled you can't get consistancy <sp?> of line tension when using your finger and thumb.

Anyways, I really don't think line color should matter more (or at all) then line memory, strength, dia.

I caught this fat pig on WI. opener on sat. with cajun line of course..

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I myself am a believer in flourocarbon, Vanish Transition, for example. Only downfall, my bobber stop frays it on my ultralight if i am moving it up and down frequently. Other than that, there are a lot of monos to choose from, that are quality lines.


I dislike the flourocarbon Berkley Vanish lines. It has poor strength, constantly coils up, stretches, gets all snagged up like a hairball.

At first I thought it was just me, then I thought it was my reel, then I thought it was just that line and bought another pack. Then another one. And after that I ended up trashing the lines and never using them again after a few outings because they just weren't working on my Shimano spinning reels.

I prefer Trilene XL & XT. I will occasionally use Trilene Super Sensation for panfish and light tackle. I have bought a pack of Trilene Maxx and it doesn't spool off well either. But it's a very strong line.

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I'd say one thing, I prefer using Fireline Crystal, but,...will be coloring the last few feet of it, red. It's not about making it dissappear but sometimes to camouflage it. Green for plants, brown for wood, red for blood trail (I think for fun)...A fish might be spooked if they run into line that they can't see or they might just see a line and ignore it altogether knowing that they bumped into it. Ffinicky fish sometimes bite down on line and spit it out...aggressive fish are focused only on the lure/bait.

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Please remember, it does not turn invisible, it just turns grey...anything with a pigment to it will not go invisible... I thin invisible is imposible.. but if you feel you are missing strikes do to line shy fish. Find a decent florocarbon.

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Dietz is spot on. The color red fades to grey or black. That's why it is a good lure color - high contrast down deep but very visible in sunny water. Fluorocarbon is the closest you can get to invisbile line but I prefer using it as a leader. I have not found any fluoro to be a decent performer as a main line. Good combo to consider is Fireline Crystal with a fluoro leader. That's my jigging setup for lake fishing this year. If you really just have to use red line I would suggest Maxima Fibre Glow over Cajun. The Maxima is my main line for river fishing. Very strong, never loops up on me and casts like a dream and I can see it for a country mile.

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Yeah, that's right...somehow I was thinking invisible like flourocarbon lines, but red pigment is filtered out first...in low light condition of color spectrum ROYGBIV, but very visible in well lit condition.

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All very interesting points! Thanks for the help!

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Try using Maxima line products. I started with it on the North Shore chasing heavily pressured trout. Had great success which lead me to use for almost all my monofilament need situations for other species. A color for low visiblity is chameleon green. Hence the name it works good in many conditions.

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