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Glow Hooks

Post by Mattblack » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 am

Anyone out there have an opinion on glow hooks (do they work or are they a bit of a wank?)
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Post by Seb85 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am

I saw it before and was thinking the same thing. I guess it stands out fishing at night or in deeper water, kinda the same theory with glow in the dark squid jigs.
Ocean water can get pretty dark, plus i remember someone said fish eyes are very sensitive to light underwater, even a small tiny glow can get their attention. Even if the light isn't very visible to human eyes, it's an obvious glow/attractant for them.
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Re: Glow Hooks

Post by Lightningx » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:57 am

Yea I have always wondered about these things.
Have personally never used them.

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Post by Kimtown » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am

I guess light is a natural attractant to some fish?

I use 2 glow beads (spelling? I honestly don't know how to spell that word, first time I've ever had to write/type it I think 😂) above my hook, but my theory is that it could potentially be seen as the eyes of wounded prey for anything stalking it in the dark. No idea what a fish would think with a lit up bit of curved metal in their meal.

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Post by Mattblack » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am

I swear by glow beads/tubing most of the time, but if there is bait on the hook, there isn't much left to glow and not sure it's worth the effort?

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Post by Nude up » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:41 am

I am also big on glow beads normally I use the green ones. This year I am trying something different it still glows but it’s not green. In the uk they are big on beads and sequins flashy things.
I think the glowing effect is better the deeper the water, deep dropping they use salt water activated strobes



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Re: Glow Hooks

Post by Mattblack » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Nude up wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:41 am
I am also big on glow beads normally I use the green ones. This year I am trying something different it still glows but it’s not green. In the uk they are big on beads and sequins flashy things.
I think the glowing effect is better the deeper the water, deep dropping they use salt water activated strobes
You have aroused my interest Sir....what are these different glowy things you speak of?

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Post by Nude up » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:43 pm

I normally use 2 green glow beads on my 2 hook rigs this year I have gone for 4 inches of glowing red tube just above the hooks I think it will look like either a pilchard entrails or a worm. I have made equal amounts using the green and the red to see if there is any preference.

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