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Old 18-04-2017, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for your input so far, but I think we are at crossed purposes - no need for paint et al as far as i'm aware, fibre optic transmission relies on the source travelling into one end and out the other, so as i said, without the other end exposed to collect the light, i dont see how it works - anyone else know the secret?

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Thanks for your input so far, but I think we are at crossed purposes - no need for paint et al as far as i'm aware, fibre optic transmission relies on the source travelling into one end and out the other, so as i said, without the other end exposed to collect the light, i dont see how it works - anyone else know the secret?

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Yes, I think we are at crossed purposes - What I'm suggesting is that the other end of the fibre is the tail itself and that the optical fibre could be nothing more than the melted end of the same yarn. Of course the other option is that its made from a small bundle of plastic optical fibres that are tied to come out of the dubbing then trimmed flush with it - would love to see a decent still photo of one.

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Incidentally Graeme, I have some cheap plastic optical fibre at work that we use as light guides occasionally. Its pretty poor stuff but if you want to try playing around with that nymph pm me your address and I will send you a bit.

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Thanks for the offer, but ive already hot some good quality fibres
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I always thought the optic stuff was a y shape. Ie two glowing eyes and some light collecting receptor towards the back of the fly. Just looking at the video.

Ps until somone can confirm it's just optic cable and not some manufactured item for some other product think we will be guessing. I personally don't think it's optic cable melted but something purpose made.

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Is this nymph from the same guy that brought us the Midas? I remember the hype that surrounded the emergence of that fly onto the fishing scene. There seem to be similarities here. Am I over reacting with my suspicion about marketing ploy?
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Why on all flies, would you not just tie the fibre vertically so that its always picking up light from above and so always creating a hot spot on the underside for fish to rise up and hit?

Seems disingenuous to tie it as eyes simply because that's how nymphs eyes are naturally made...I think that's the thought process on the last fly leading to the fibre being tied in longitudinally rather than transverse

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Why on all flies, would you not just tie the fibre vertically so that its always picking up light from above and so always creating a hot spot on the underside for fish to rise up and hit?

Seems disingenuous to tie it as eyes simply because that's how nymphs eyes are naturally made...I think that's the thought process on the last fly leading to the fibre being tied in longitudinally rather than transverse
Yes however have a look at the nymphs. They are going to be fishing upside down and on the river bed by the look of that tungsten bead tied above the hook. Although the concept is interesting my brain tells me its nothing other than a marketing ploy. Id be happy to be proved wrong but I strongly suspect that I'm right. To me a far better ploy would be to use something luminous in the dressing.

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Yes however have a look at the nymphs. They are going to be fishing upside down and on the river bed by the look of that tungsten bead tied above the hook. Although the concept is interesting my brain tells me its nothing other than a marketing ploy. Id be happy to be proved wrong but I strongly suspect that I'm right. To me a far better ploy would be to use something luminous in the dressing.

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I agree. I suspect that such a bright spot would split down as:
Mostly - makes little difference to catch rates compared to other means of achieving a hot spot

In roughly equal proportions: Spooks wary fish that might otherwise have been caught / tempts some additional fish
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edge brite in fluorescent orange tied in like dumbbell eyes could give you that effect

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