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Choosing the Right Color Fishing Line

Choose the right color fishing line with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

While the color of your fishing line won’t make the fish bite, it can still help with your fishing game. Choosing the right color comes down to water visibility and line visibility. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to break down the different colors of fishing line and which one will work best for your next day on the water.

Choosing the Right Color Fishing Line
Different color fishing line can help you detect your line in the water, while casting and more. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you with this buyer’s guide.

Low-Light Conditions

High-visibility gold – If you’ve got multiple lines going, hi-vis gold line is a good option. The bright colored line is great for low-light conditions like dusk, dawn and even night fishing.

Coffee – A coffee colored line comes in handy in low-light conditions. It also works well in murky or muddy conditions. It blends in with the surroundings so fish won’t see it, but you can still see it.

Heavy Vegetation/Algae

High-visibility green – If you’re dealing with algae or heavy vegetation, you’ll want to use hi-vis green line. Again, the line will blend in with the surroundings but fish won’t be able to detect it.

Clear Water

Low-visibility clear – You’ll want a clear line when you’re fishing in clearer water like streams and lakes. The clear color blends into the water, making it perfect for fish that are unwilling to bite.

Clear/blue fluorescent – While fish can’t see it, the clear/blue line is illuminated on the water’s surface, making it still visible for casting and reeling.

When you’re choosing a fishing line color, it’s important to know what kind of water and visibility you’ll be dealing with. It’s best to keep your tackle box filled with a few different colors and try them out until you find the one that’s just right. For more tips on reeling in a big one, visit our Fishing & Ice Fishing blog.


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