Does the color of anchor rope matter?

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  1. Jay C

    Jay C Active Member

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    I recently acquired an 8' Spring Creek pram, still trying to figure out if I'm too big for it. But, my question is - does it matter if I have white nylon or yellow poly as an anchor line? I'm hoping to fish Pass on Sunday and wondering if it makes any difference.
    Thanks - Jay
     
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    Good question that I've often wondered about, but I don't have an answer. My pram has yellow and black nylon anchor rope, for what it's worth.
     
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    In case you didn't know poly floats and has little to no shock absorption properties. Get the nylon or some fancy springy double braid.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Jay,
    I've used yellow for years. I'm really not sure color or type of rope matters that much when you are anchoring in 30' or less of water.
    I'll send you a report as I'm heading north tomorrow.
    SF
     
  5. Jay C

    Jay C Active Member

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    Good luck Brian - if I caught half the fish you catch, I would be a happy man.
     
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    Tough to beat: Harbor Freight
    Mine has been fine, and unlike the single reviewer, my clip hasn't broken.
     
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    Just so long as you soak it in herring juice before puttin out
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I assume your pram has the pocket puller anchor system. Poly might not be the best for that.
     
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    I use white anchor line and I never really thought about it until a recent outing with troutpocket. I borrowed his anchors and his black line and what I noticed right away was the difficulty seeing the line angle in the wind to determine how to change my anchor set up if needed. It also made it difficult to see how to steer fish around the anchors when they dove for the boat. For me, black was not a good color.
     
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    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    Anchor line color is a lot like fly color. To the fisherman, yes. To the fish, not so much.
     
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    I've thought about this from time to time as well. I primarily use white and mark them in 2' increments with a black
    permanent marker and 5' increments with red.
    I've also tried camo and black with no significant difference and agree with Ira on the more muted colors.

    More importantly I'd like to figure out how to make the bottom of my boat or my legs and fins in the case of a pontoon
    invisible before I worry about the rope.:D
     
  12. Jay C

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    Thanks everybody, so nothing to be concerned about.
     
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    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    From everything i've seen, it's not the object or the color of it that spooks fish. Only the movement. When moving fluidly or sitting still i've only observed fish using me for cover or shade. In a float tube their favorite place to run and hide is into my lap.
     
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    Bright orange in a soft braided floating type of fiber.
    fish don't care.
    But when my buddy rowed away, having forgotten to pull anchor, and neglected to tie it off, it was handy to be able to go back and collect the line floating on the water and retrieve the anchor.
    Seriously, really happened. one of many mistakes made that day by an outstanding fisherman who clearly needed time off.
    jay
     
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    Been there, done that.:oops: The floating rope saved the day.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I. Think color is a personal preference thing,I use a blue and green braid rope but janes into purple and pink,so that's what she uses. both anchor the boat the same it's fly choice that seems to make the difference in catch results.
     
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    Ira & jwg nailed it. you want to know where your anchor line is at. +100 for braided, bright colored lines.
    if you fish or boat the salt water, it becomes clear right away why you want a line you can see in low light.
     
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    Does anchor rope color matter? What a stupid question!!!

    Of course it does!

    How else are you going to find it when you forget to tie the knot at the end ? !

    :p

    Other than that... I'd go for what Ira and jwg said. Nothings worse that having a fish wrap you rig up around the rope... and at close range! :eek:
     
  19. Jay C

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    "Nothings worse that having a fish wrap you rig up around the rope... and at close range! :eek:"

    First I gotta catch them. :)
     
  20. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    I guess it got to be complexing standing in Lowes, Home Depot, or West Marine wondering do the fish like Yellow, Blue, Black color anchor rope this is a subject for the Pros need to contact Brian & Phil.
     

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