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Fiber Optic Fishing

Fiber Optic lure and line
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Use fiber optic line terminated with a fiber optic fly to catch those finicky trout!
mhuppertz, Jul 11 2004

Night fishing with lights. http://www.highbeam...2&skeyword=&teaser=
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2004]

Illuminated lures. http://www.brightid...2/?e=285&p=liteline
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2004]

Call me Fishmael http://photonlures....5&Category_Code=GXD
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]


simonj, Jul 11 2004

       A little more detail might not go amiss, mhup.
lostdog, Jul 11 2004

       Ok. Use a nice length of fiber-optic cable and a fly tied so that it's little fake leggs are lit by the main cable (which has a light on the other end by the reel). Good fiber shows no light along it's length, just at the end.
mhuppertz, Jul 11 2004

       Sounds at least moderately interesting, but would the trout go for it? I think some experimentation is called for.
DrCurry, Jul 11 2004

       Last I heard Leslie Ash had some kind of chest infection.
lostdog, Jul 11 2004

       I've built digital camera / fiberoptic gadgets for dental use.....trust me, you should just get in the water with a wetsuit and a speargun.   

       It's beautiful down there....
normzone, Jul 11 2004

       The author suggests that trout go for lighted baits. I'd need to see some evidence of this.
waugsqueke, Jul 11 2004

       As noted. Methinks they will either give it a complete miss or this will be the most significant thing to hit fishing since hooks.
DrCurry, Jul 11 2004

       Apparently, some (deep sea) fish actually rely on this principle to attract prey.   

phi, Jul 11 2004

       I've only heard this by word of mouth, but in most places fishing with lights at night is illegal   

       Coming soon: the flashing neon sign lure "Sexy Trout Go-Go".
Ling, Jul 12 2004

       I don't know about [most places].....It's legal for commercial use in many areas, and for public in others. Depends on the locale and the game population.
normzone, Jul 12 2004

       Are you sure those are squid?
angel, Jul 12 2004

       Yeah, this would attract fish for sure, but it is illegal to hunt with lights where I'm from (Canada). BUt then again international waters are only, what 15 km out?
swimr, Jul 17 2004

       Have lures with small LEDs been invented yet? ( Pardon my ignorance )
tasman, Jul 17 2004


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