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Best colors for visibility

The results of unscientific tests

June 27, 2007
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Q: When trying to select fly patterns, what colors can fish see best?

-Mary Keller

A: Unscientific tests by a number of diver-fishermen concluded that fluorescent chartreuse could be seen farthest by film and the human eye. I suspect that is why chartreuse is often so effective; it’s simply noticed quicker by many species.

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