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I've read the hype and a few articles, indicating that dipping soft plastics in this UV stuff increases the odds of your bait being seen by bass; especially in stained/dark/muddy water.

Anyone care to comment? Anyone have any experience with this stuff?

Took me a long time to come around to using Megastrike. Now I have to be convinced this is value added. Thanks! :)

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This is one of the products I'm looking at now:

http://www.ispikeit.com/Store/c-81-new-uv-glo.aspx

There are others on the market as well. Just not sure it's worth looking into further? Which is why I was asking here.

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Brent Chapman uses it and he won AOY, so it must work, right?

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I've yet to find an independent (peer reviewed) study that supports the ability of adult bass to see in the UV spectrum, and even further to suggest that if they could, it was somehow related to a feeding advantage as opposed to some other reason for having the ability. Several species of fish when first born can see UV/polarized light since they feed on the tiniest of planktons, but the studies I've read suggest that as soon as they reach juvenile stage, the eyes adopt a color vision advantage and lose this UV ability. Plus UV wavelengths being on the short end of the specturm, they get scattered and absorbed pretty darn quick in all but the clearest water. But it's your money... :Idontknow:

-T9

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Well, if that goes on clear and only glows with a UV light, I dont see the advantage, unless your night fishing with a UV light. I would say that the fish are more prone to bite at Chartreuse color before they would bite at that. FLPS post makes sense too, but hey, try it and see what happens.

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Roland Martin had Spike It on an episode of his show for those that want to check it out. It is an interesting concept. They even go into color visibility under water.

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I'm not sure I can get my head around a bass seeing something that I can see when placed under a UV light. Making something glow under UV isn't exactly the same as seeing the UV coating. I do know this type of stuff is all the rage in the trout and salmon world.

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UV light is everywhere. You don't need bulbs to make this stuff work. UV penetrates water a lot deeper than you think.

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UV light is everywhere. You don't need bulbs to make this stuff work. UV penetrates water a lot deeper than you think.

Right, uv is the stuff sun block protects us from. U all seen rainbows? Water acts as a prism when light passes through. This spray is just a coating of something at reflects uv, put simply. Not sure but i believe when uv, ultra voilet is seperate/isolated. There is more physics to it.

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UV-B exposure decreases rapidly at increasing depths in the water column.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/UVB/uvb_radiation3.php

This is about UVR and the oceans, but you get the idea:

http://ies.jrc.ec.europa.eu/uploads/fileadmin/Documentation/Reports/Global_Vegetation_Monitoring/EUR_2006-2007/EUR_22217_EN.pdf

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