Glow spoons

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Bearded wonder, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Bearded wonder

    Bearded wonder Active Member

    probably a newbie question but where do you guys store your glow spoons/flashers/hoochies? I was thinking about it today and wondering if they need to be ‘charged’ by light like my glow rods. And if so then storing them in a tackle box may not be the best.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Well-Known Member

    I have a small LED UV flashlight from amazon that was around $12. It sure makes the lures glow in my basement but not sure if it actually improves anything in the fishing world. I’ve put down rusty purple spoons and caught a ton of fish so i think it’s more about finding the fish instead of having a bright shiny object down there.

    If you have any LED lights on your boat like a rigid light or that kind of light, they seem to work good to make it glow
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  3. Irishwolf

    Irishwolf Crew Member


    I charge up my glow spoons and flashers before using them and again every 30min or so using a UV flashlight. Only a deliberate pass of the flashlight needed. In my testing, this method keeps the glow for at least 30 min. I find it makes a difference.
  4. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

  5. chinnok

    chinnok Active Member

    You guys are getting carried away!!
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  6. halimark

    halimark Well-Known Member

    I agree, leave them on the boat seat for a couple mins before setting them down. All I ever did. When on anchor have opened tackle box and used its "glow" to read a few times.

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  7. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Well-Known Member

    yup, in the sun for the trip to the fishing area and then in the water, no light needed. charged is charged.
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  8. Prfisher

    Prfisher Active Member

    I keep my glow gear in clear plastic food containers. Let's enough light in for a good charge on a bright day.
    A couple of bucks each at Cantire.
  9. Irishwolf

    Irishwolf Crew Member

    Charge wears off actually. Stick them in your closest and test yourself.

    Also you get a more intense glow using the UV light.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Yes there's no comparison really.
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  11. Spring-time

    Spring-time New Member

    Try doing both, use a flashlight and use the sunlight on your trip out. Go with the percentages, that’s at least a mental advantage, and that’s something anyway. Anglers tend to stick with something they know works just a little longer and that can make all the difference in the world. Believing is half the battle because it breeds patience and patience produces fish
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