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Old 02-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I just decided to use up a gift card that I had sitting around for BPS and one of the things I bought was some glow in the dark tape. I guess it's made for putting on swim baits or hard lures. I really just bought it for the tips of our poles, so when we get to the lake in the mornings, we know which one of our poles hooked up. lol We use to know because it was the pole we had to chase down before it entered the drink but we've been learning and now know what the drag is for. Screw the bells, I haven't hooked up on a fish, and then been able to find it after it goes flying somewhere. ANYWAYS, swim baits and hard lures, have any of you tried using this stuff? I'd think that raising the visibility while fishing at night/early morning would be helpful, but at the same time I could see how it could just scare off fish, or make them look at me like I'm stupid, though that wouldn't be much of a change lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had good luck with glow stuff, if that means anything to ya. Mostly just jigs and plastics, never on a swimbait or jerk. I cant really see it hurting anything.
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the way i see it fish see fine at night but fishermen dont. i have not had any more bites using it maybe less
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Agree with WS-in our clear water, I don't see any reason for it. Looks unnatural and would work against you IMO.
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i think you are right KD, it catches more fishermen than fish
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WS, Is the north marina ramp open-might try to come down early next week.

Would you break up the ice for me if its not.
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i havn't been out of the house for 4 days, not even to go to the mail box, but we are going out on sat so i will let you know. and we will break up the ice then for you
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in some situations the glow aspect will work....in others it will hinder. Many times it won't have a big effect either way especially if you don't recharge it with a lightsource before every cast. On ice jigs is when it is perhaps at it's most effective in my experience. Often times it is more about profile/sound/silhouette than anything. At night I would believe that glow would work better on things that are presented right against the bottom and possibly detract from the silhouette of the lure if presented higher in the water column. As for bells........try the new ones from Rod&Bobby that have both bells and a small electric light in them all in one self-contained unit. I used them very successfully while fishing cats last summer and never had one fly off even with big hooksets and extended fights with cats over 20lbs. They run about five bucks each but the light lasts a long time and there aren't any more sensitive bells out there that I have found.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any kind of tape is going to have to be laid on real tight and smooth (no wrinkles) or it will jack up the action of the lure. I've never seen the stuff but can't imagine it would stick to well to a swimbait. A long slash type piece might be good on a hard bait.
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Waaaaiiiit a minute.... Is this the REAL Sitty? WTF you doin' out of Off Topic?

Ok, ok...I'll stop.

Glow tape....hmmm, unfamiliar to me, but this thread just gave me some ideas!

Thanks for the contribution JS!
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