UV Charging, One Hand and the Rail

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    When keeping my glow lures glowing, discovered, when trying out various UV flashlights and home made UV charging options, (3700 boxes, various tube versions) that I did not like them because they were either awkward to hold or had me going back to my tackle box to use them. Not convenient.

    So here is my latest option: I wanted something light weight, and usable with one hand (as I now like to have a hand available when it is a bit rough.) Had to be very bright, as I am not very patient when wanting to get my lure in the water.

    For decades I have used this kind of belt with pockets. Love that wet things in the pockets don't get me wet. Very handy:
    RR150.JPG


    My new UV'r - Loc's UV'r - LUVR, folds up into one pocket:
    UV'r in RR150.JPG


    When I want to recharge, one finger switches the battery on, the the folded array of 336 LED's comes out, unfolding on its own:
    UV's out of pouch.JPG


    The light strips are 8", Just right for most of our glow flat falls and more traditional PL68's and JRI8's:
    UV's with PL68.JPG


    Then I just close my hand, and the array covers the jig:
    UV'r folded.JPG


    About 10 seconds gives me:
    PL68 glowing.JPG


    While doing the prototype many errors and ideas came up. Version 2 will be far better. Suggestions welcome.

    I suspect some are thinking this device should be taken out to VERY deep water and tossed in to see if it floats. It is true that there is very little data to support that a good glow charge is a good thing, except maybe that many strikes occur on the fall - when the charge ought to be stronger.

    Suspect there are many tangents on which this thread might be taken. Also, I am ready to be brutalized.
     
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    FishRock

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    Looks pretty cool to me.

    You could adapt this to line the inside of a short piece of PVC or other tube and mount in a rocket launcher or some other accessible location then everyone could just drop their jig in and charge up quickly. Make your fellow anglers happy.
     
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    locvetter

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    You could adapt this to line the inside of a short piece of PVC or other tube and mount in a rocket launcher or some other accessible location then everyone could just drop their jig in and charge up quickly. Make your fellow anglers happy.
    Some have been happy using other models I have left out, on my outsized deck placed tackle box. I have both a 3700 Plano box and a couple of aluminum tubes, used on prior trips.
    Um, and the last time there was an open rocket launcher on a long range boat was??????????????
     
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    locvetter

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    Why not wrap it around a price of clear tubing? Click it on, drop into the pocket with the sleeve inside top first, and pull it back out by the hook for safety. Easy peasy.
    I thought that was a good idea also, until I stuffed that 8" x 2" tube in my pocket--not comfy. Also tried with a belt clip. Worked, but I am hopeful this new design will be better.
    I would like to work on spiraling the strip inside a tube. Probably doable, but I have not given it a really good shot. An additional thought problem is using to=ubes to charge flat falls with assist hooks. these are designed to be catchy - and they catch on almost anything into which they are put.

    I am not here trying to be contrary, just making the point that if both of us had these ideas, it must be that you have a great mind. Right?

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    yellowfish26

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    Wow, tough crowd: 130 views, not a single "like." The deep water toss option may be consensus.
    Most people dont want to comment on your having too much time on your hands, having too much energy or your OCD. All that shit because charging a flat fall with a UV flashlight is too much of a pain in the ass?
     
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    Fishybuzz

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    I sleep at night...lots of people fish at night I don't enjoy it.....yea I get it some times its a night bite.. I will start fishing 1/2 hour before gray light and a 1/2 hour to a hour after the sun goes down that's it.....guess I will miss that WFO night bite...JMO
     
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    ThunderMudder

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    Neat ideas. I'd jump on the bandwagon too but IMO, glow intensity is second to jigs swimming action.
    The jigs with most the glow paint scrapped off from teeth marks seem to work better than those new and fully "charged" jigs.
    That being said, i'm planning to pack a mini powerful LED flashlight for charging up PL68's and such. Check out Prism's Claymore CLP-300, very versatile little light.
    http://m.eng.prismlight.co.kr/product/clp-300bk/401/?cate_no=68&display_group=1
     
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    Cubeye

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    When keeping my glow lures glowing, discovered, when trying out various UV flashlights and home made UV charging options, (3700 boxes, various tube versions) that I did not like them because they were either awkward to hold or had me going back to my tackle box to use them. Not convenient.

    So here is my latest option: I wanted something light weight, and usable with one hand (as I now like to have a hand available when it is a bit rough.) Had to be very bright, as I am not very patient when wanting to get my lure in the water.

    For decades I have used this kind of belt with pockets. Love that wet things in the pockets don't get me wet. Very handy:
    View attachment 976566

    My new UV'r - Loc's UV'r - LUVR, folds up into one pocket:
    View attachment 976567

    When I want to recharge, one finger switches the battery on, the the folded array of 336 LED's comes out, unfolding on its own:
    View attachment 976568

    The light strips are 8", Just right for most of our glow flat falls and more traditional PL68's and JRI8's:
    View attachment 976569

    Then I just close my hand, and the array covers the jig:
    View attachment 976570

    About 10 seconds gives me:
    View attachment 976571

    While doing the prototype many errors and ideas came up. Version 2 will be far better. Suggestions welcome.

    I suspect some are thinking this device should be taken out to VERY deep water and tossed in to see if it floats. It is true that there is very little data to support that a good glow charge is a good thing, except maybe that many strikes occur on the fall - when the charge ought to be stronger.

    Suspect there are many tangents on which this thread might be taken. Also, I am ready to be brutalized.
    Now I know why you build such a big tackle box. Lol.
     
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    hhal

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    if it floats, flies or phucks you rent it...
    I found your comment regarding "until I stuffed that 8" x 2" tube in my..." most amusing... don't really know why... but I did! LOL
     
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    caveman

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    November 10 day my roomie Joe tried to talk me into night fishing. Told him I sleep at night except to make bait. When I got up the next morning, they were weighing his 363 lb. Bluefin. I've now rethought my sleeping habits..............
    Loc, I'd use your rig on my newly acquired flatfalls.
     
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