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fredaevans
07-04-2003, 08:45 AM
http://www.proglow.com/

use in coloured water with a very bright basic fly pattern.
fae

jcc_00
07-24-2003, 02:30 PM
fae
Did you ever use this stuff? Spring run off, deep and slow.....

Steelheader69
07-24-2003, 05:51 PM
Didn't I ever send you my glow in the dark flies???? I have some strictly for late night fishing (if one does that) and some I add in to the mix. Pretty good flies. Plus can be used during the day, and adds nice internal light to the silhouette when fishing as the sun goes down. I'll send you some with the fly swap (man, I should be writing down orders for all the extra flies I'm tying :D )

But, work great, you may like them.

fredaevans
07-24-2003, 08:26 PM
Only "added feature" to these materials would be very 'stained' waters or very early/late in the day. No apparent effect on Mr. Steelhead To You!, but it did catch Mr. Fall Salmon's attention very late in the day.

Very interesting stuff to tie with but, candidily, not sure if it really brings anything to the party if your fishing clear water conditions.
I will use white rubber legs in some black patterns for late day use, and it does seem to bring something to the party. But not during regular day light hours.
fae

BobK
07-24-2003, 09:39 PM
What fly tying material is THIS stuff used in. I can only understand the phosphorescent material being used in plastics or some other manufactured material. I'm not aware of any - except the older, lower powered materials.

My question, very simply, is what materials is "proglow" put in that is a fly tying material??

Many, many years ago, I fished Catherine Creek, when it was prime water in the east for lake-run rainbows, with my buddy who lived close by. He made up some "Moonglow" marble-sized chunks of plastic (yellowish-green, it glowed slightly in the dark when exposed to light) in his kids' old "Thingmaker" (a kid's casting/molding kit for children). This was about in the mid-60s.

That was the answer that day in the muddy water - we had GREAT success, and my old glass flyrod was bent double most of the day. My old Pflueger reel got a good workout that day, too.

One guy was a pain in the butt - he stood downstream, in the middle of the stream, and wouldn't move whenever anyone had a fish on. After I lost two due to him standing there (they ran downstream around his legs, but he wouldn't budge), I hooked another, and it ran right between his legs. I yanked up violently on the rod, and the line snapped up in the vicinity of his "family jewels". Man, did he move then, and took a good flop in the snowmelt water! Cost me a good fish, but everyone had a good laugh! He came up spitting water, and coughing, and said, indignantly, "What did you do that for?" My response to him is unprintable, and I made some "unkind remarks about the marital status of his parents" as he stomped off to his car, and everyone streamside was roaring. Fishing improved for all after he left! :hehe: :hehe:

So I am a believer - it works well under the right conditions!

BobK

fredaevans
07-24-2003, 11:10 PM
word of the following:

"Cost me a good fish, but everyone had a good laugh! He came up spitting water, and coughing, and said, indignantly, "What did you do that for?" My response to him is unprintable, and I made some "unkind remarks about the marital status of his parents" as he stomped off to his car, and everyone streamside was roaring. Fishing improved for all after he left."

Some folks are far thicker than a brick between the ears. And "he's " probably still clueless today. Acron falling from the tree thing here.

But to your question: don't know the answer to your specific question, but science keeps coming up with more interesting things everyday. If zooplankton can do it, why not us?

:devil:

fae