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Marker makes line invisible to fish, but visbile to fishermen

Any good angler can tell you the importance of watching your fishing line. Many times a slight twitch, tug or sudden slack in a  line is the only indication of a hit.Clyde Holscher uses a black magic marker to dull highly-visible fishing line near the lure.But some fear that the high-visibility line that makes that easier for fishermen to see their line also makes it easier for fish to see the line, too.

Topeka guide Clyde Holscher quickly fixes that problem by dragging the few feet of line in front of a lure through a slit in a black marker. He uses a razor blade to put the vertical slit in the center of the marker…a few times up and down the line and it all but disappears in the water.

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