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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Posted on: 2013/4/5 6:46
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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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My fishing buddy at Erie uses some flies with GID in them but the coole3st thing are the bobbers with the glow stick that you break just like a Greatful Dead concert.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 7:39


Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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I will have to ty the same pattern in a neutral color and drift each a few times to see if there really is a difference.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 8:04
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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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If you are testing these items because of something you saw or read I wish you the best of luck in your testing. I am not that adventurous - and I try to stay away from the commercially advertised specials we see on TV. (like the Mighty Bight) for the following reasons:
1. The people are paid to do the advertising, and people will sell anything just to make a few bucks (I.E. Pet Rock)
2. I believe the fish are lab fish and maybe underfeed to begin with and therefore would strike anything out of hunger. You could probably throw a paperclip on a line and get the fish to strike.
3. Do we really know what their eyesight perception is?
4. Rhymes and laughter in a commercial, to me, says their not confident in the product.


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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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I didn't actually see this advertised anywhere. Just looking for a way to fish after dark, and just thought glow in the dark flies may work great or fail miserably. I figured for 4 bucks its worth a shot.

Just wondering also about the poisonus bright color remarks, why would they still take green weenies? I still never caught one on that fly but others have good success with them.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 8:40
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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Posted on: 2013/4/5 8:42


Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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I tied some green weenies with glow in the dark nightlight condoms about three years ago. I caught fish on them, but honestly it wasn't any better than the regular green weenie.

For night fishing, you're better bet is to throw something huge that moves water. Big fish don't really want to eat nymphs, not even if they glow in the dark.

As for color, trout can't see color at night because there aren't enough photons available to stimulate the associated rods and cones. It all looks like shades of grey to them (and probably for you too - but there is even less light underwater).

Posted on: 2013/4/5 12:51


Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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As for why fish eat the green weenie, refer to the pics below. It is actually the color of tasty food for trout.

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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Well maybe it's like fireflies to a young child. As I got older and bigger I paid less attention to them. Mike please keep track of the size trouts you catch. I have a feeling that the young immature ones undoubtly will make up the majority of your catch.


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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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As for color, trout can't see color at night because there aren't enough photons available to stimulate the associated rods and cones. It all looks like shades of grey to them (and probably for you too - but there is even less light underwater).

This was my thought as to why this would not work as well as one might expect.

Penny I will keep track of the size of fish, but by this time at trout camp it may be tough to keep track of anything. LOL

Thanks again for the insight. Letaras already has the glow in the dark material at my house. THAT WAS FAST!!

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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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By the way - my reason for trying this stuff, is simply to (hopefully) be able see the fly on the water after dark. I really doubt that luminance will attract the fish more to my fly - and maybe even keep the fish from hitting it.

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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Quote:

mike_richardson wrote:
I will have to ty the same pattern in a neutral color and drift each a few times to see if there really is a difference.


or fish a tandem nymph rig.

if you catch more on one, switch them over. if you still catch on the same then you know its the fly not the position...

Posted on: 2013/4/5 23:44


Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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I've seen the bioluminesents at night when I was out with a guide in Martha's Vineyard. He said once you see that the fish get picky and can be hard to catch. It usually means really clear calm water. Really cool stuff. Just not good for fishing in.

Posted on: 2013/4/6 0:58


Re: Will glow in the dark flies actually work?

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Is it just me or is there just something not quite right about putting condoms on Green Weenies. I mean FOLKS , has it come to this?

Posted on: 2013/4/6 5:11



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