Glow chironomids?

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  1. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    I'm playing with materials and tied up a couple of chiros using a base of Glow Flashabou in yellow on one and pink on another with Stretch Magic (like v-rib only completely round) over the top. My eyeballs say the pink is pink but the yellow glows almost chartreuse.

    Any thoughts? I'm asking here rather than the tying forum because I'm more interested in results than the "exercise". Just wanted to see if anyone has actually tried any glow in the dark materials in Stillwater and what your results might have been.

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  2. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I tie some chironomids with a glow in the dark bead on a glow in the dark gamakatsu hook. Covered in clear vrib with red copper ribbing. It works pretty good during certain situations, especially in winter.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    There was a "gloronomid" in a chronie swap this year. You might look at the pictures in the swap sections and query the original tyer.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    No so much glow, but I coat some of my chironomids with CS Coatings UV Blast. Under a UV light they pop pretty well. I guess that would be considered UV reflective?
    The Blast stays on pretty good but will wear off a bit over time. I also coat them with the UV Blast then cover them with a thin UV cure to make it permanent.
    SF
     
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  5. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    Threw the ones I tied under a black light and they really "popped". Also glowed quicker and longer than they had under a straight fluorescent. Guess I 'm going to have to break down and get a UV light to take with me fishing.
     
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    When I used to ice fish Wyoming lakes at night, glowing heads on micro-jigs was a hot ticket. We would use glo-paint on the heads that could be charged with a bright flashlight and tied the bodies with marabou or bunny. I don't do much night fishing now and haven't really put much effort into glowing chiromomids. Maybe a new frontier awaits? Glowing lines, glowing indicators and glowing bugs?
     
  7. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Bring a powerful flashlight to charge them up between casts. Glowing buggers stripped are even more deadly. You could pull some big browns outta pass lake that way.
     
  8. PezVela

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    Use the flash on your iPhone... I've used a glow body/tube (pink or chartreuse) on streamers for silver salmon... works sometimes when nothing else will.
     
  9. lando

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    Go buy a UV light. I use mine on my glow in the dark flies and its also works with the glow in the dark thingamabobbers. This $10 light works as well as some of the expensive fly tying ones that come with the uv resin:

    www.walmart.com/ip/Rayovac-VBUV-B-Rayovac-Value-Bright-9-LED-UV-Flashlight/22086108
     
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  10. Keith Hixson

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    I know a fellow that use glow in the dark condoms for his glow flies. Cuts them up into tiny strips and uses them as ribbing or body material. He claims they work great. Never tried it.
     
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    IveofIone Active Member

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    So Keith--if used condoms are used, can you be arrested for chumming?:D

    Ive
     
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    Ive, you may be right but it sure puts a new twist on recycling.
     
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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    You can use recycled GID condoms for fly tying.... you just have to shake the f**k out of them;)
     
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    Sorry I brought up the subject. :D
     
  15. IveofIone

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    no you're not:):)
     
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