View Full Version : Shakespeare Cajun Red Line

03-03-2006, 08:31 PM

Does anyone use this line? Any thoughts or recommendations?

03-03-2006, 08:35 PM
SkyChimp, I have used this line Walleye fishing and it works very well. I have never tried it on any type of panfish... Good Luck I hope to see some post on this...

Fish Detective

03-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Just to keep the question in context:


03-03-2006, 09:27 PM
If the fish can't see red line....Why are they trying to tell us red hooks will catch more fish because they trigger a strike as a wounded bait? Something ain't right with this!!!!! :D

03-03-2006, 09:40 PM
WC Fields said it best one time...."There's one born every minute"

03-03-2006, 09:46 PM
Right on Brry G.

no less than 6#test line no more than 10#test

03-04-2006, 03:04 PM
The Line Is Transparent, Therefore Sunlight Passes Though It And Is Supposed To Disappear In 3ft Of Water. Now On The Red Hook It Is Solid Sunlight Will Not Pass Though It And Does Not Disappear. This What I Have Read On This Subject Thought It Might Help. I Have Rigged Some Poles And Crappie Rigs To Experiment, I Have Not Been Yet To Try Them, I Will Soon.

03-04-2006, 03:47 PM
I use the Cajun red line on all my saltwater reels....I could be wrong but I seem to catch more fish than the people we fish with...But they can't figure out why....I tell them I'm just fishing.!!!!!!!! :D

03-04-2006, 04:07 PM
Hi I have used 6# red cajun line for the last several months on my light tackle setup and did very well. I caught a 16 inch smallmouth and one of the largest perch ever 13 1/2 inches. I used a carolina rig and a half of a canadian crawler to entice those fish to bite. I also use eagleclaw hooks that are red as well. this claims to be inv to fish.

03-04-2006, 07:15 PM
that red hooks and red line will become "invisible" (as they say) at equal depths. The color red is on the far end of the light spectrum ... one of the first colors to fade out (turn to black, due to no longer reflecting the red portion of light). Now look at the Cajun Red line ad ... look at the depth chart - it doesn't show the line becoming "invisible" at 3ft, it's more like 9-10ft. It says the line "STARTS" to become invisible to fish at 3ft. Well so does clear/blu line, in stained water. And it doesn't say the water does or doesn't have to be gin clear. A red hook would seem to turn to gray, then black, in the same depths (of the same water clarity & light penetration) ... since it looks red, only because that's the only portion of the light spectrum that's being reflected. Sunlight is white light (all colors of the spectrum) ... black is the absence of color (no reflection of any of the colors of the spectrum).
So what I'm thinking is -- the "hooks" are being marketed as "visable" to the fish, because they're being marketed mostly to tournament pro Bass anglers, first - then the rest of us get the trickle down results. How many times do you see pro Bass anglers fishing deep ? It seems that most of the tourney winners are catching fish relatively shallow (<10ft deep). So ... the hooks would still be somewhat visable.
Now - the line is being marketed as being invisible to fish - AFTER it reaches a certain depth. They "say" it "starts" becoming invisible below 3ft - yet their own chart shows that it is still visible down to around 10ft. Could it be that they are telling us the truth ... just not the "whole truth" ? Could it be that both, (red) hooks & line, are doing what they say they're doing ... but, they're just not telling us the whole story ? Could they be putting a little spin on things, not exactly lying ... but, at the same time, just telling us the "potential" results (of a controlled situation - depth & clarity of the water & amount of sunlight) :confused:

Take the word "virtually" ....... in the line ad - it states that "the unique color .... makes it 'VIRTUALLY' invisible underwater". Now -- see what the definition of the word is:
nearly: almost, but not quite

:eek: :eek: :eek: ... OH, so it's "nearly, almost, but not quite" invisible :rolleyes: Now that makes more sense. They're telling the truth, WE are just not paying close enough attention to what that "truth" really means.

Just MHO ... and I'm no expert, and subject to being wrong. I just think "they" are telling us "a truth", that's only part of the story, and we are drawing "whole" conclusions from that one truth. ........... cp :cool:

03-04-2006, 08:51 PM
I have 3 reels spooled with Cajun Line. After quite alot of fishing I'm not sure that I can really tell any difference in the number of fish I catch with these reels versus my other reels spooled with Wally Marshall Camo Line. I'm about to try the Yo-Zuri Hybrid line and see how I like it.
It's the eternal search for the "perfect line". May never find it, but it sure is fun looking for it.

03-06-2006, 06:47 AM
I use it and like it

Carolina Reb
03-07-2006, 12:57 PM
I have just started using it...So far so good, Do you really think it makes a difference to the fish though and I'm not trying to be a smart(you know what}..I have fished with all sorts of colors of line and have not seen that big of a change in how many bream I caught.

03-07-2006, 01:47 PM
I've been using it crappie fishing for about 6 mo and like it. Seems to stay straight, no coils yet and I can see it real well, I like to watch my line when jigging and the red really helps visually. I can't say I have caught any more fish with it than I would have without it, but I sure havn't caught any less. And since I can see it better it gives me a little more confidence. So thus far I am pleased. It also seems to be very strong. I fish the 6# test. Good luck.


03-07-2006, 07:41 PM
Does it show up good for tying? I am old and it is sure hard for me to see this clear line, especially the light weight. If you can see it to tie then I am going to get me some soon!!!!!