Orvis Fly Fishing
Can Fish See Color And Should It Matter To You?
From fly selection to the clothes you wear on the water, there’s no doubt color matters to all fish species—especially trout.
Trout’s eyes are keenly able to detect colors. So, color matters greatly to anglers and affects the choices you must make when you’re on the water.
Fly Line Color
Be careful with colors
Color should matter to all fly fishermen when they decide which flies to tie on, which clothes to wear, and which fly line to spool up. You can get away with a lot of indiscretion when you fish tannin stained ponds or muddy water. But if you plan on fishing spooky trout in spring creeks or super clear water, going as drab as possible will pay off.
It may not mean you’ll catch more fish, but it’ll certainly mean you won’t be spooking as many due to bright fly lines and easy-to-spot clothing.
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