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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

hi guys,
I was just reading last months sea angler and the was an article about using luminous beads and accessories of your rigs. I was wondering whether any one has tried them, and whether they thought it made a difference.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

They catch anglers not fish …...
Only joking, I think they work to a point, we all know that fish are attracted to smell, but they must be be able to see a bait, but saying that in my area (Southampton waters) you can't see your hand in front of your face below 5 meters, but would they “stand out” against the background, to be honest I'm not too sure, but all my rigs have bright luminous beads.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The only time i every used those beads was for whiting at night. Wether they made a difference or not is debatable confused
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have never used them in the now many years that I have been sea angling. They obviously serve little purpose during the day in most locations but at night? Well all I can say is that from my own experience, you can't beat fresh proper bait, chiefly worm, mack fillets and squid in my case.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi phil, I used to use luminous floating beads earlier in the year for Flounder fishing as an added attractant, did they catch more fish ? hard to say for sure I guess.
Flounder appear to be attracted to bright colours during the day so in the dark why not Luminous beads ?
They are cheap enough to buy so always worth a try and see how personally you get along happy
As for other species of fish would it be an attracttant or turn fish away ?
For a test, If anyone has a fish tank, switch the light off in the tank one evening and see what happens when you put a luminated bead to the glass ????? I can understand the species would be completely different but you might get an idea winking
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

Over the years I have used flounder spoons, beads and luminous beads. Yes they do work if you or the tide work them.

The lure (spoon/beads) attracts the fishes attention initially towards your baited hook.

They must be kept on the move and not left stationary. my best catch on beads was from Conway estuary. 4lb plaice.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you look at the Angler fish his lure is luminous/fluorescent and as Keith says keep it moving he does and catches plenty of fish so I would say it works in the right conditions.
Regards Joe
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Another trick is to expose the beads to a strong light before you cast out at night. Daytime will light the beads up naturally.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for all the replies, ill give them a go next time i go.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I wonder this question myself so fished for Whitting fished normal beads against these at shoreham.It was not a sure answer maybe just on the night plian beads 4 luminous 11.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the info daz. So the lumi beads seemed to have played a part on that session. Im off down to the coast in a couple of weeks ill give them a go and let you all know.

Thanks
Phil
 
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