Anyone still have that lure flash data?
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:01 PM
I don't know if any recall, but someone had posted a few years back about research being done by a friend on the flash or glare given off by baitfish compared to lures. I think it was glare factor? Anyways, I don't have that info anymore due to a hard drive crash a year or so ago, and I think it's been lost in the TU crash as well. I think it got a mention in passing in one of the magazines, but there was a link to the full info as well..
Anyone happen to have a copy or link? Even if link no longer works?
Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:43 PM
Still looking for the info, but have some more that might help some recall. The info was from a Warren Zaren, about the end of '06. (Red, was this when the TU data was lost?) A member here published the complete data (or a link to it). A little blurb in In Fishermans Science column mentioned it back the. He used a "gloss meter" device to measure light reflectivity of some baitfish, then measured several common lure's reflectivity. I found this additional info after lots of searching on Google, as Mr. Zaren gave several talks on his finding, one to Muskies Inc. and once more to a Wisc. Fishing club. Any of our Wisconson members recall Mr. Zaren, that I might email him for the info?
Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:22 PM
Clemmy, I could not find the article, but found several references. One mag that published the article was 'IN-FISHERMAN', reference link:
Excellent article about lure reflection by Warren Zaren...
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If you ever find the article, could you send me a copy.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:57 PM
Yup, that's how I found the additional information. I'll be happy to send it out to ya Dave!
Thanks for the try!
Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:14 PM
Me too, me too.....
Seriously, that sounds like a really fascinating study.
Anyone who's ever looked down at a ball of bait in the water has seen how bait fish can become "invisible" just by turning in one direction, and then be blindingly (is that a word?) bright when they turn in another.
That's why I try and use Wasco irridescent paint somewhere on all my lures.
Makes 'em harder to photograph, but they really turn off and on in the water.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:45 AM
Well, If any happen to be in Milwaukee on June the 8th, I found out he's presenting a lecture on the findings there...
Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:24 PM
Ha, ha, I doubt that seriously.
Unless, of course, some rich person in Milwaukee wants me to come there and build them a house!