glow paint experiment

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  1. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Having seen a few glow jigs that I had lose most fo their glow over time, I thought I would try an experiment with glow powder paint that my friend Matt has.

    I gave him some old jigs of various Plg8,jri-8 port jude, and butterfly type and had him repaint them in various glow colors.

    here is how they came out.. I will be testing them next month and let everyone know if there was a difference/change/improvement over stock product.

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  2. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    Be careful carrying all those glow jigs, you might get sterile.
     
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    Way cool
    Looks like a light Brite toy
     
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    Whalebreath Well-Known "Member"

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    More Green ones.
     
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    Look forward to the results, they look great!
     
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    Matt is well versed in making things glow!
     
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    Do you ever worry that having a jig that glows too much will not get bit ?

    I'm sure there must be a sweet spot for how much a jig glows... ?? Any thoughts ?

    Jeff
     
  8. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi Jeff, Its all experimenting. I think at times the super glow stuff will work better and probably at other times the non glow stuff or light glow stuff will work better.

    If using glow jigs, one of the problems I think is the fact that the glow doesnt last long after being lit up (having to frequently expose the jigs to uv light or the boat lights) and then the next problem is the jigs tend to lose their glow after time and after being exposed to sunlight.

    This glow paint seems to hold the glow better(and the various colors are pretty cool) and maybe easier to"match the hatch" at night -the red for when red crab are around seems pretty cool .

    I am sure Frank will just love me trying these out on my spinning gear on my 18 day trip in a few weeks ;)
     
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    Hi. Does your buddy Matt can do some for me?

    I have a few like you did where the pl68 lost its glow.
     
  10. Bill W

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    The Frank I fished with 35 years ago would send you to the galley. The present Frank would just smile.
     
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    The present Frank told me back in December when I spoke with him at his office that his days of running an LR boat are over (he was officially retiring from that duty as of this year), he did say though that he will continue to oversee the operation(s) he's involved in as he enjoys going to work every day, he also noted that he has a pretty nice location to work at as well. His back surgery was successful all things considered, but he still has trouble standing on his feet for long periods of time is what I understood.

    With regards to spin gear being used for cow YFT fishing, I think Frank would tell you straight up its not the best tool for the job... he'd then proceed to tell you exactly why its not the best tool based on his experience which is vast (he's pretty much seen and done it all when it comes to LR fishing from the start to present... and whether you like him or not there is simply no denying that he is a true legend in the SD based LR sport fishing biz).

    G
     
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    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi Min sure he will do it
    Matts website is thirtyfathoms.com
    His cell number is 415 214 0102
    He is in LA Jolla
    Real nice dude too .
     
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    How long did you charge those lures?Thanks for the contact info.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks for the info.

     
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    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi David,
    These were just charged for a few seconds each using a standard small UV flashlight.
     
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    Thank you Garry for that Info, when I spoke with Monica, She said that Frank may be coming on the Feb Accurate trip as a passenger. Should be interesting if that were to happen. Curious on the dynamic.

    As far as the spin thing- Yes its not the best tool for LR large YFT jigging, but its on my list to catch a cow on spinning gear with an artificial : Jigging at nIght is probably my best shot at that goal . I will give it a go as well as with my Black Hole Conventional Jigging setups.
     
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    The only way to get one on Spinning is to use spinning gear LOL. You'll get one!
     
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    Thank you for this thread, it is very interesting to see your results. I went a different route, using industrial-strength glow tape, the kind that you put down on the floor to guide people when the power goes out in a big building.

    I bought one-inch wide Brite Way Glow-in-the-Dark Tape from Glo Nation (glonation.com) for only $2.50 per foot, and cut it to 1/2-inch strips by about three inches long and put it on one side of a number of my lures, yo-yo style jigs and flat-falls and knife jigs, anything that would be going down a hundred feet or more, since it is so dark down there at all times that I think that a bit of winking flash as the lure moves can only help to attract attention. The basic adhesive on the tape is very strong and none of the tape has lifted at all from being in salt water and being chewed by fish teeth. I'm very happy about it. The glow seems very strong without being renewed by light, but I always hold the lure up to a light before I start jigging with it because it can't hurt.
     
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    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Thanks I just ordered the Aqua kit off of Ebay.
     

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