Both true. What it boils down to is what you have caught fish on and what you have confidence in.The red finish always seems to comes off a red hook, leaving you with a shinny hook.
Black hooks (black terminal tackle in general) seem to corrode slower in salt. For the most part, anyway.
The opaque color red is visible, but transparent line turns gray after being some feet deep. Should have mentioned that in my other post.red is highly visible to fish as appearing in shades of gray. why do you think redhead is a color made into almost every lure