Cajun Red - Red hooks - I'm puzzled

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  1. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    can any of you fellows answer this. cajun line claims their red disappears 3 ft deep because red is the first color to disappear under water. but yet hook makers say the blood red hook is a good hook because the red in it triggers a fish to bite? the question is if it disappears at 3 ft deep how does it trigger a fish to bite?
     
  2. Leakyboat

    Leakyboat New Member

    Is the three feet,the distance for the human eye?If you were a foot away from it under water,could you still see it?Thats the way i take it.Might be totally wrong,have been more than once!:eek:
    Ernie
     

  3. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    they say the line dissappears 3 deep in the water so all the fish sees is the bait.
     
  4. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Great question, I've been woundering this one my self. I'm using the red line for the first time this year on one pole and clear mono on another and braid on another. I've got more bites on the red so far. Not sure why, but it's true. Met Danny King at a show this year. He says it doesn't matter what color ya use, he uses the red because he can see it better. So I got me some red line and he's right I can see it better.
    I'm Not sure the fish can or can't see it. hope someone can give us a better answer.
     
  5. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Remember ROY G BIV??? Red is the first color of the rainbow, and has the weekest UV light coming from it. If the light can not activate the color, the color does not show. You have to have light going through it. So that being said, a violet colored mono will show much deeper , and brighter because it it takes less light for it to show.

    Ray
     
  6. kaleigh

    kaleigh New Member

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    I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT TERM SINCE 7th Grade Science.....and that was a very long time ago!!:crying:
     
  7. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    if you fish very clear water for Bass or Trout id worry about line color. think about it, if a fish can be caught on a trottline with 1/8 inch thick white twine, they arent going to care about, let alone see whatever line your using. but your right, red will dissapear faster underwater. same thing goes with the red hooks, if your in clear water maybe, other than that i think its just a marketing tactic.
     
  8. flatheadhunterx

    flatheadhunterx Active Member

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    but why do they say the red hooks trigger fish to bite?
     
  9. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    So what about fluorocarbon line they say its invisible? I'm thinking that sense the red line lets light into it sense it's a plastic and hooks reflect. That this might have to do with something saying that blood red hooks attracts fish.
     
  10. slimcat

    slimcat New Member

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    I have been thinking the same things. I think its all just a big gimmick. BUy our hooks because they trigger fish to bite, buy our line, it disappears. Come on, which is it.
     
  11. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    I read an article on this red-hook thing last year in either NA fisherman or In fisherman, the consensus was red hooks catch more fishermen than they do fish. Side by side comparisons with regular hooks and red hooks were evenly split. Keep in mind they tested it on walleye and bass. Even had input from pro tourney guys who said its just a matter of personal preferance. Didn't help or hurt.
     
  12. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Guys, I use Red Cajin line & I've had this argument on a couple different web sites. The answer: "I Dunno Know" :confused:
     
  13. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    I don't think a cat gives a darn about the color of anything as long as there is something they want to eat at the end of it. I have spend a huge amount of time experimenting with this and thats what I decided.:0a26:
     
  14. Randy

    Randy New Member

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    I do know when you wear a really good pair of Blue Blocker sun glasses that vegitation thats alive will show a bright green and red blood frome a fresh cut will be Hot Pink almost glowing. And when youre bass fishing some how they know when sea weed is stuck on the plug even when to my eyes the moss is the same color as the plug. Whats the deal do some fish see in blue blockers can some fish see bright pink as blood. and when youre wearing blue blockers what happens to the color red on something not alive like a hook.
    Just my observations that probably don't mean a thing then they might.
     
  15. bigsammy

    bigsammy New Member

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    I'm with ya on this one Itch,I too think the fish dont care!
     
  16. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I dont know if they can see it or not but i do know that cajun red line is good stuff.Ive got it on all my reels but one,its tuff as nails and casts really well.I started using it last year and ended up putting it on all my poles.
     
  17. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    What I have read is that red is the color of gills. When feeding starts the gills fill with blood making them RED. This can cause a feeding frenzy. I don't know if it is true but that is what I read when I was researching hooks.
    Bill :cool:
     
  18. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    I have used blood red and regular hooks last year side by side and never noticed a difference. Not only that if im using nightcrawlers ill try and hide the hook anyways so the it didn't matter there. Even when i used blood red circle hooks i didn't notice a difference except that they cost more.
     
  19. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    hmmm , iv thought about this alot too and it doesnt make sense
    if red dissappears first then i think it woul benefit on both line and hooks, because red line so they cant see the line, red hooks so they cant see the hooks just the lure that looks like a fish without hooks dangling,

    but then the hook makers say it triggers strike and makes it all confusing
     
  20. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    thank's for pointing that out! I've been bothered by the same thing about the red colors...

    shawn