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    Default A New experimental fly.

    While strolling thru a fishing shop in Paarden Eiland, more focused on the ski boat and rock and surf Big Catch, www.bigcatch.co.za I stumbled on these little light sticks.
    When the plastic tube is half snapped, the Fluorolescent light, "ignites" and gives of a very bright glow.
    In the past, we have experimented with "glow beads" in the stillwaters for trout. With varied results.
    The light emited by the glow beads were much less, than these little plastic tubes.
    I have booked a spot or 2 on Lakensvlei for the coming weekend.
    I am going to tie a couple of streamers (Goldilocks, wooly buggers, zonkers etc) with these little plastic tubes.
    If tied correctly, you will be able to break/snap the tube, just before casting.
    The glow lasts for about 4 to 5 hours.
    Giving you enough time to check and compare results with your boat partner.

    WIll give feedback on Monday,
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    What about fishing them at night? How are you going to break them if they are on the fly?

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    http://feathersandfluoro.com/2013/01...e-a-night-fly/

    For the salt...

    But I like the size of those you found... Will fit nicely into smaller flies of various patterns.... Tie carefully so that you can replace them...

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    Before taking the plunge why don't you approach this more scientifically?
    My suggestion - throw them in a tank with yellowfish and see how the fish react.
    They might show some caution when you use an orange glow stick, proceed to eat when you use green, and stop feeding altogether when using red.

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    Found some Fluoro "red" as well.
    Will be an interesting day on the water.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    What about fishing them at night? How are you going to break them if they are on the fly?
    Tie it only at the "top half" of the plastic tube, the second half loose.
    Snap in the middle.
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdavis View Post
    http://feathersandfluoro.com/2013/01...e-a-night-fly/

    For the salt...

    But I like the size of those you found... Will fit nicely into smaller flies of various patterns.... Tie carefully so that you can replace them...
    Clever idea, did not think about it. Thought about cutting up the fly to use the hook again. But you have put another idea into my mind.
    MANY THANKS. ( I knew, that if I posted on here, there will be a clever idea, coming from fellow forumers.)
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Tie it only at the "top half" of the plastic tube, the second half loose.
    Snap in the middle.
    So the 2nd half will always be an "extended" body of some sorts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdavis View Post
    http://feathersandfluoro.com/2013/01...e-a-night-fly/

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    .... Tie carefully so that you can replace them...
    BRILLIANT
    just found the answer!!!!!!.
    a little tube closed at the back half end. With the front half, also half open, in the length.
    The tube is translucent.
    You tie the front half onto the hook shank.
    you crack the light tube, and you slide the light stick in,
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    So the 2nd half will always be an "extended" body of some sorts?
    Depends on how you tie it.
    As previous post, found the PERFECT "tube holder"
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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