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Making Glow in the Dark Fishing Lures

By Troy Myers

Making glow in the dark lures is easy, very fun and could be a profitable hobby. It has long be known by anglers that a huge attraction getter for fish it the use of light. Wether that be the color of the lure or the spinner it has attached,light triggers a reflex in the fish that makes them hit it. Often anglers are faced with the task of over coming dark or murky, muddy water to catch the smart little critters. One way many fisher men and women are turnig to over come this issue is glow in the dark lures.

I am not going to go into great detail about what is glow in the dark powder and why does it glow. You can visit to get the technicial stuff. What I will discuss is how easy it is to make these.

Glow in the dark paint and powder can be purchased from many retailers off the net. You can buy the paint premade or make it yourself.

If you are going to spray paint your lures such as plastic hard body minnows or chubs. Mix one ounce of glow in the dark powder to three ounces of your clear paint.Then spray with a air brush. Use the fine mesh powder. Stir often and use the widest #5 air bursh needle you have to help slow down the clotting. You will have to clean the air brush good after each use. The green or blue glow powders work best here. They are the brightest and longest glowing. Green around 13 hours and Blue around 4 hours.

If you are going make plastic worms. Use any soft worm plastic and mix the glow powder into it while it is melted. Stir and pour. I suggest letting it cool slightly, not to much, and stir just before pouring. The glow powder needs to be suspended in the plastic. If you want to add color add it just before the powder. Go light on the color so the glow comes through.

It takes UV light to activate the powder. Sunlight being the best. You ask?? What if the sun is not out, will my lures glow. Yes! they will. If it is overcast UV light is shinning down it will take a little longer for the powder in or on the lure to activate, but it will glow. Some people who ice fish use a small hand held black light. Cheap to buy and works great.

Other fishing items this stuff is good for is to paint the tip of your fishing rod for night catfishing. Also floats or bobbers are made to glow by painting them. hopes these ideas help in your quest to land the big one. Just maybe glow in the dark paint or powder will help.

Troy Myers operates GloNation supplies fishermen, crafters and artist with glow in the dark paint and powders. Very bright and very long glowing all GloNations products are commerical grade and top quality. Please vist us at.

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