Outdoor Skills - Fishing Q&A

In talking with walleye anglers, I always get mixed answers to line questions. Some like to use high-visibility line; others want low visibility. What's your opinion?

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In a nutshell: Go with what works. If high-visibility monofilament helps you see the line better and thereby enhances bite detection, by all means use it. Generally, though, I'd opt for low visibility and rely on feel rather than sight for tagging light-biting fish. The combination of Fireline (small diameter, high sensitivity) and a fluorocarbon leader (invisibility, great abrasion resistance) can be a real winner in most walleye waters for both trolling and jigging.

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