|Posted by Chris Dore on May 17, 2018 at 6:25 PM|
Some nights on the water, movement just isn't enough, for one reason or another, be it picky fish, an abundance of food or maybe floating debris following a fresh, the fish just aren't noticing / eating your fly.
Now you can go bigger, look to inbuilt movement from Marabou and hackles etc or give them something they simply cant miss...
Personally I find fish shy away from lumos on the calmer, stiller nights or in high moon situations, however a bit of wave action, incoming weather or on darker nights a having a lumo as your point fly, or ahead on a dropper can make for an exciting night.
Charging lumo's is easy; simply cup them in your hand and shine your headlamp on them. Better still, a camera flash or Loon UV lamp will fully charge your lumo in no time.
Tip: Beware of shining your light around on darker nights where it may get noticed by fish. I find it can disturb them.
Sliding a lumo bead onto your tippet can give a more subtle glow if needed, but when you need to be seen, full lumo doll flies, mega marabous and other full lomo bodies are my pick.