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Old 07-22-2014, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

I just got back from fishing the Kenai for reds. I tied up several sockeye lightnings with UV thread and some custom krill flies with white wacko hackle that glows under black light. The water was muddier than usual this year due to heavy rain and warmer weather. I caught more fish than the other 4 guys with me and took all their money for the first fish each day . Most of them were using yarn flies or Coho flies. My flies out produced all of them. The Coho flies actually did not produce any fish. Was it the sparser fly pattern, color, UV, more confidence? I don't know but by the end of the week most were using my flies and catching more fish. I'm tying more for next year. I don't think UV is the be all, end all but it does seem to work better in off color water.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

It's been proven fish can see spectrum we can't, including ultraviolet light. My guess is it works because it acts as an attractant. Sorta like how reflective spoons work on stripers and bluefish.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

I use to rep Spirit River. My take is not that UV works because it's "more natural" or necessarily more visible (it may be in certain low light situations). I think it's more successful because it's different. It's a take on materials the fish hasn't seen before and his survival instinct throws a bit of caution to his curiosity instinct.

I remember I first started Bass fishing in JR high, Chartreuse was introduced as a color in fishing lures. The bass would eat anything chartreuse for about two years. The same was true with Purple worms. I've yet to see a purple nightcrawler. And yet purple has been one of the best colors for years. I think chances are UV will be more effective just because the fish haven't seen much of it yet. I've been using them for a couple of years and they work, but do they work because they are UV or just because they are good quality materials? That I'm not sure of. But it's not like Spirit River is charging 50% more for the stuff then their competitors.
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