NANFA-- collecting net colors - which is best?
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 14:53:38 EST

I am getting ready to order a Shinerscoop net from B. G. but noticed there
are color options. I will be collecting mostly in clear water, often along the
perimeter of vegetation.

I never saw any discussion after the following two posts. Anyone have
anything to add?

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

On 7 Nov 2003 at 10:01, Jay DeLong wrote:

> >also spray paint the bottom of the net and shiny chain a primer /
> >black or dark color. this will help to trick the fish as opposed to
> >them shying away from the shiny metal.
> Along those same lines, has anyone observed the effectiveness of
> different colored seines or dipnets in different conditions? For
> example, I've seen how a dark green seine reduces capture stress and
> improves effectiveness in dark tannic water conmpared to a white
> seine.

On 7 November 2003 Martin replied:

I can't say, but I dye all my nets dark brown to match the water. I have no
idea if this help or not - I figure it makes the net harder for
the fish to see.
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