UNI Products Introduces the UNI Glo line of Phosphorescent Fly-tying Products
UNI Products Inc., a world leader in supplying spooled fly-tying
materials, announces the introduction of the UNI Glo line of fly-tying
products. These revolutionary products offer fly tiers the opportunity
to create a wide range of phosphorescent flies. While UNI has
previously offered GloYarn and GloTinsel (previously UNI Glo), the
company has now added GloFloss and GloThread to the Glo group. The two
new products feature brighter and longer-lasting phosphorescence.
Advanced injection technology enabled the production of fine filaments
with phosphorescent pigments in the core surrounded by the
polyester/nylon coating. As is the case for GloYarn, the
phosphorescence cannot be worn, washed or even bleached out of the
Phosphorescence and fluorescence are often confused.
Phosphorescent materials emit light in total darkness, often for a
considerable length of time. Fluorescent materials emit light (in
addition to reflecting light like ordinary materials) only in the
presence of light. The phosphorescent pigment in UNI Glo products
absorbs light from any light source available (a camera flash is a
favored source) and releases light or glows in darkness or very low
light levels. The glow will last in excess of three hours in total
Lures constructed of, or coated with, phosphorescent materials
have been proven effective when night fishing for walleye or bass by
North American anglers. However, fly fishers have been slow to
incorporate this feature in flies. A lack of suitable materials is the
likely explanation. While some Kiwi fly fishers have had considerable
success catching trout at night on phosphorescent “flies,” they have
been forced to use impregnated plastic bodies. With the introduction of
the UNI Glo line, fly tiers now have a group of legitimate fly-tying
materials with which to work. Uses for these products are limited only
by the fly-tiers imagination. Although the thread and yarn are
currently available only in white, UNI-GloTinsel is offered in six colours and UNI-GloFloss is offred in three colours.
Attractive tinted bodies are achieved by wrapping GloTinsel over
GloThread or GloFloss. In another application, lure-like bodies can be
created by stuffing translucent Mylar tubing with GloYarn. Unlike
impregnated plastics, these new materials permit tiers to control the
amount of phosphorescent material in their flies.
All four products are available on spools for ease of tying. Ask for them at your local fly shop.