color of fly rod blank and wrapping???

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Orangedak
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color of fly rod blank and wrapping???

Post by Orangedak » Mon Jul 10, 2023 9:19 am

Is there any truth to the statement that I have heard that the color of a fly rod blank and the wrapping will effect the way the fish respond? In other words, do the trout respond negatively to bright wraps and unusual colored blanks? Do dark/ black blanks and dark/ black wrapping outfish bright colors all other things being the same? A very well reputed rod builder told me that bright colors spook trout and that black is the most effective.

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Re: color of fly rod blank and wrapping???

Post by Dalleinf » Mon Jul 10, 2023 10:01 am

To the rod builder: Show me the data that support that claim.

I do not believe it matters at all...

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Re: color of fly rod blank and wrapping???

Post by DarkShadow » Mon Jul 10, 2023 11:29 am

This would be a hard thing to quantify.

Although I'm the one who asks why hook manufacturers have shiny hooks. I would want to go with a matte finish.

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