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FalconSmitty
04-04-2006, 08:31 PM
We need to use red hooks because they trigger strikes. They attract fish because they look like blood or simulate a gill flash.

We need to use red line because it disappears and fish can't see your line.

Just wondering,....How does the line Vanish but not the hook... I'm not saying...I'm just saying... WTH..

slabbandit
04-04-2006, 08:35 PM
I was wondering the same thing!!:confused:

TOMMY4UA
04-04-2006, 08:38 PM
Thank You For Asking.i Have Been Wondering The Same Thing. I Fell For The Hook But Not The Line Yet

wrwest
04-04-2006, 09:15 PM
Count me in, I thought both would disappear in deeper water, more than 40 feet of water. I use red hooks sometimes fresh water. I only use red line when I go deep sea fishin. And to tell ya the truth I haven't noticed a diffrents.

FalconSmitty
04-04-2006, 09:32 PM
I am sold on the red hooks. I have used them since they hit the market. I seem to catch more fish on red hooks. I use double hook rigs. 1 gold and 1 red hook. I alternate which color is on top. I get more fish on red. Nightstalking I noticed red seems to catch more fish. I don't care if they see it or not. They catch crappie for me. I just wish the companies selling me this stuff had to tell the truth. One is lying. I think???

stumpjumper
04-04-2006, 09:36 PM
I think is all about sell the fisherman. I have use red line put on lure let it sink to bottom of a pool or in clear water on the lake and I could see it. As for the hook don't think it hurts so I guess thats a good thing but I don't buy into all the hipe about the red hook are better than the regular. As for the line I'll stick with the green trilene for me.

Moose1am
04-04-2006, 09:44 PM
Looks like you are on to em smitty! ha ha




I am sold on the red hooks. I have used them since they hit the market. I seem to catch more fish on red hooks. I use double hook rigs. 1 gold and 1 red hook. I alternate which color is on top. I get more fish on red. Nightstalking I noticed red seems to catch more fish. I don't care if they see it or not. They catch crappie for me. I just wish the companies selling me this stuff had to tell the truth. One is lying. I think???

FalconSmitty
04-04-2006, 09:48 PM
I think is all about sell the fisherman. I have use red line put on lure let it sink to bottom of a pool or in clear water on the lake and I could see it. As for the hook don't think it hurts so I guess thats a good thing but I don't buy into all the hipe about the red hook are better than the regular. As for the line I'll stick with the green trilene for me.

I like tying my red hooks on my yellow line. It's purdy.:D

fish_detective
04-04-2006, 11:13 PM
I think is all about sell the fisherman. I have use red line put on lure let it sink to bottom of a pool or in clear water on the lake and I could see it. As for the hook don't think it hurts so I guess thats a good thing but I don't buy into all the hipe about the red hook are better than the regular. As for the line I'll stick with the green trilene for me.

I hear that Stumpjumper your so right!!! Hey you got fish in your pool....LOL.... :D Just wanting to put a smile on your face.. Good luck this year on future fishing trips.

crap-king
04-05-2006, 01:02 AM
I ain't no scientist but this is what I have been told

the red line is translusive and light penetrates the line and it blends in to what ever the surroundings are

the red hooks are reflective and light bounces off of them thus attracting the eye of the fish appearing to be a bleeding woulded bait fish

sounds good to me but ask me to prove it and I will just have to say I can't
I like the cajun red line can't say I catch more fish with it but I can see it in the daytime - as for the red hooks - all the informal testing we did saltwater fishing we did not catch anymore or any less with the red hooks - I have not tried them in freshwater - I do like gold hooks though - it seems we have better sucsess in saltwater with the gold ones so that is what I use crappie fishing - I think you do better with what you are more confident with - then I like what is on sale as well - as i am more confident with more money in my pocket too - only problem is when I got more money I usaually buy more toys

Roberta
04-05-2006, 05:32 AM
Any scuba diver will tell you that as light diminishes the deeper you go, colors go grey - they don't disappear, as in become invisible. It's the same reason everything looks grey under a full moon. Remember the Moody Blues lyrics, "Cold hearted orb that rules the night, robs the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow white". Same sort of thing.

The red hooks we use for mostly shallow fishing are anodized gold hooks and as they wear, you'll see the gold coming through. That should make them reflective, but deeper than ten feet, the red is probably grey. - Roberta

crappie ranger
04-05-2006, 10:17 AM
Ok, I don't know but this sold me on red hooks: I was fishing Woods Resevoir and using blk/char tube jig with 1/16 round jig head with red hook jigging around laydowns. I was catching fish at a steady rate and hung up on a limb broke the line. I tied on another jig same color and same weight but with gold hook. It was like turning the faucet off. Did'nt even get a bite. Put another on with red hook and the bite was back on. I don't use anything else now. Just my opinion.

mistertwister
04-05-2006, 10:27 AM
I don't know if this link allready appears on this thread but i went to the horse's mouth.

http://www.cajunline.com/science.html

Interesting read.

I have spooled my reels with 4, 6, 8, and 14 lb. test. I am without a doubt the biggest sucker for new tackle. Can't say anything good or bad about it, haven't gotten it wet yet. I do know that this line is evidently used in salt water applications pretty regularly. My surf rod and reel was spooled with 25lb last year.

The transparency of the line is what "helps" it to disappear. ALso, from what i have read, over times the paint flakes off of the red hooks, exposing silver or gold. This flash has to help attract the fish. I would say that the flash created by a hook losing its red paint probably does just as much as the red hook. IMHO

twister

GRIZZ
04-05-2006, 12:15 PM
One word - Gimmicks. If you don't want the fish to see your line use clear. Red hooks might help, but I havn't noticed a significant difference except they look nice. I catch so many crappie on my old brown hooks I wouldn't go out of my way to find red ones except they are all over the place now. Pretty soon there will be yellow and pink hooks and everyone will swear they catch fish better. Pink shirts were in style for a while, but you sure didn't catch me wearin em. I don't know why I said that, just sounded good.

fishn_ia
04-05-2006, 06:55 PM
For what it's worth, this was my experience a few weeks ago. I had 1 pole rigged with 4 lb. Cajun Red line, the other with clear mono 4 lb. Both were used with red hooks, jigs with red hooks, and jigs with bronze hooks. In the deep water (over 15 ft.) I didn't see a difference in the "catchability" of either line, when it came time to cast the banks, water 10 ft and less, I couldn't get a bite on the red line, switched to clear mono, and started catching fish. As for the red hooks, I am sold. Most all of the jigs I have made lately have been made with red hooks. It's probably a confidence thing, who knows. I do seem to catch more fish on them, both Crappie and Walleye. As for the red line, I've got 1/2 a spool someone can have if they want it.:rolleyes:

Litebite
04-05-2006, 07:51 PM
I have wondered why there aren't more colors in hooks...We have numerous color lures..right? So whats the deal here, Wanting to try something different this is what I did..........I bought a cheap pack of hooks that Wal-Mart carries that were bronze in color and loosely tied these hooks to a wire about 3 inches apart,,,hung these on a bush and spray painted them white..Let them air dry a couple days...took them off and went fishing....I caught as many on white as I do on red and I love to use red hooks...I'm now trying baby blue color...Let you know how they do.........

worm
04-05-2006, 08:00 PM
I like tying my red hooks on my yellow line. It's purdy.


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