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Old 04-07-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Glow in the dark flies

I have a lot and it has worked really well. I tie clousers where I put glow-in-the-dark flashabou in the belly. I mix it in the white bucktail and it does not change the way it looks in the day. I also paint the hourglass eyes with protec powder paint which glows. The flashabou, which is actually much more like crystal flash, is made by Hedron in Stillwater, Minnesota. When I fish in the dark I take a UV light and clip it to the shoulder strap of my waders. It charges the fly fast. It's made to clip to the brim of a ball cap, but I don't like them there. Regular white light ones work pretty well, just not as fast. try and find the UV ones if you can. Here is one pattern clouser I tie. Notice the belly. The twisted fibers are the glow-in-the-dark flashabou.
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Here is an example of how well it works.
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One more quick note, not everything that glows in the ocean is poisonous. I was diving in Gaum in the dark and had a school of squid swim past me that bioluminesced really cool colors in moving patterns. Very surreal looking. Squid are very edible. In fact hot behind them were fish making a midnight snack of them. There are a ton of hardware type baits like Reef Runners that have glow color patterns. Twister tails that glow. jiigs that glow. (Lord forgive me for mentioning non-fly tackle here.) Judging by the sheer number of glow baits out there, it must not be to bad an idea.

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