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Old 10-09-2017, 17:52
Steve Holt Steve Holt is offline
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Default Colour Blind

I'm badly colour blind but it seems some barbel are not. I was on a session recently & started using a dark green coated braid (so it said on the spool) anyway I only had enough on the spool for a couple of hooklengths.. The only coated braid I had left in my bag was a sand coloured variety. I was catching on the dark hooklength but as soon as I started using the sand hooklength the bites dried up. I had a half mile trek back to the van for another spool of the green & the bites started. Was it a coincidence? I'll find out this week
Hope for the best..Prepare for the worst..
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Old 10-09-2017, 19:00
Jonathan Jones Jonathan Jones is offline
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fish can switch on and off with different colour baits" iv found the barbel to pick out red maggots from the bronze!

So id say the colour on your hook link could make a difference to feeding on tricky days or wise fish
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:15
John Walker John Walker is offline
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it sure can especially if its a hard flinty type riverbed with dark algae on it
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:35
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Mark Swaby Mark Swaby is offline
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At the moment the filamentous algae is dying off and strands are lying on the gravel on my local river so dark green would possibly seem natural.
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