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Dark House Spear Finish: Stainless Steel VS Black...Does it make a difference?


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Anybody have a preferences of the shiny stainless steel or for black coated darkhouse spear? Or does it not make a difference?

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Makes no difference I even used a chrome spear and had no problems but you will find many that think it matters had somone tell me once the fish will get spooked even by the brass inlay on my barbs.

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Mine is John Deere green and yellow. I actually think that attracts them. laugh

Evreyones know MJ that REDpower is the color winklaugh

couldnt resist

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I think your'e on the wrong site Elwood. grin

So do you think I should paint my new Roger Cook spear green and yellow?

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I dbl that comment yikes!

I've used a black and a light blue spear my wife used a pink one, no difference in my book now I have a silver n copper fabeck n it will probably be the same as a black one...

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I use stainless spears usually, but on a sunny afternoon I've spooked northerns getting the spear over the hole. I've blamed it on the shiny spears. It also could be the shiny ice around the hole, reflecting the spear entering the hole. It's a good excuse for when you spook one. Usually there is no problem. I also have a John Deere and a Farmall.

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which ever color give you confidence my friend. i personally like black but not due to performance reasons...just like it.

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This is just my opinion. But if anyone has ever spent anytime on a stage with bright lights the audience is dark. Just like a darkhouse. What shows up in the audience? Glasses, shiny objects. If someone wears dark clothes they are almost impossible to make out. Now if the spear is over a northerns back it doesn't really matter much. But if that fish happens to look up before entering the whole and it picks out a shiny object it may just bolt. But like you say its just a matter of what you like I just don't take chances.

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Thanks everyone for the comments! Greatly appreciate it! I am going to give my shiny new Amish made stainless steel spear out next weekend and let you know how it goes!

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