Steve Starling wrote a great article outlining why he thinks lure colour is not as important as many fishermen make it out to be.
You can read it over at fix.com/blog/view-from-below-lures-underwater.
He makes a compelling case.
I’m inclined to lean towards his view of things.
However, a question or two might be considered.
Is it scientific fact that fish see the same way humans do?
Also, although lure colour is of little significance the deeper the water gets, that still leaves plenty of shallow water to be fished.
Mr Starling claims that the same principles that apply to water depth, applies to distance. In other words, fish can’t distinguish between colours from afar.
Now, although lure colour might not be of any relevance whatsoever from afar, fish still swim closer if they’re interested in an offering, thereby increasing the importance that colour plays in lure choice, not so? Might this not be an important enough factor to take into consideration?
Any case, it’s a great article worthy of a read and worth taking to heart.
Tight lines (whatever the colour of your lure)!
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