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Offline Agronomist_at_IA

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Vex glo ring
« on: Oct 05, 2018, 08:57 PM »





Looks and feels well made. Even has a part so you can mount on the genz box.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2018, 07:56 AM »
That looks really good.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:16 AM »
Might put it on my genz box with the bracket they provide

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:04 PM »
Might put it on my genz box with the bracket they provide

Where does it mount on the genz box?  Just added some cheap rod holders for hole hopping.



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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:19 PM »
Where does it mount on the genz box?  Just added some cheap rod holders for hole hopping.




Wherever you want to put it.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:20 PM »
Well is it double sided tape or what?
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:32 PM »
Well is it double sided tape or what?

Screws for the mount.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2018, 09:33 PM »
Screws for the mount.

The one thing I do like about the genz box is being able to do about anything to it
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #8 on: Oct 08, 2018, 09:18 AM »
Looks pretty nice. I might be off base, but werent there concerns regarding the wavelengths created by these "glo-charge cups" and eye damage with long term exposure?

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #9 on: Oct 08, 2018, 10:00 AM »
Question, is there any reason why these couldn’t be made with UV leds inside pvc?
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #10 on: Oct 08, 2018, 11:02 AM »
Not at all.  Seen alot of pictures of guys that make them.  Quite a few companies out there that make them. 
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #11 on: Oct 08, 2018, 11:22 AM »
Question, is there any reason why these couldn’t be made with UV leds inside pvc?

Nope, I made one last winter. Switch, lights and "cup" total cost $9. Beats spending $40 from clam

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #12 on: Oct 08, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Nope, I made one last winter. Switch, lights and "cup" total cost $9. Beats spending $40 from clam

Exactly my thought.  Time to do some searching on Amazon..
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #13 on: Oct 08, 2018, 12:20 PM »
Ice jager glow cup is just over 20 if I remember right,  don't see much advantage to vexilars version other than it looks cool

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #14 on: Oct 08, 2018, 01:31 PM »
Nope, I made one last winter. Switch, lights and "cup" total cost $9. Beats spending $40 from clam

Where did you find the UV lights?  Looking on amazon and ebay, I would be over $20 to make one myself....
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #15 on: Oct 08, 2018, 07:14 PM »



I made one with a plastic cup, vexilars cup holder, an LED strip from eBay for $4.99 and a adaptor to plug into my vexilar. $15 can make one easy. Works great, but I found that putting a clear solo cup in it helped. That way hooks don't grab the LED strip & it keeps water off of the LEDs.

I also bought the Jäger cup which is ok, but it is small and works for smaller lures, but a big glow buckshot doesn't fit down in the jäger glow cup very well. Vexilars glow ring was a nice design in that it can fit a lure all the way through & it doesn't catch water.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #16 on: Oct 08, 2018, 07:48 PM »
Do you need UV lighting or just LED?
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #17 on: Oct 08, 2018, 08:03 PM »
Do you need UV lighting or just LED?

You want the UV light in I think the 395nm or something to get the good glow. Some guys really got into the wave length and stuff and If I remember right the 395 was the best for getting it to glow.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #21 on: Oct 09, 2018, 09:05 AM »
Haha love the delivery estimate.  Still going to order then for $3 though....



Well, its coming from China so it takes a little bit. Mine only took a couple weeks IIRC

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #22 on: Oct 09, 2018, 11:04 AM »
Okay so we have Vexilar and Jager glo cups. Who else makes these.
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #23 on: Oct 09, 2018, 11:12 AM »
Okay so we have Vexilar and Jager glo cups. Who else makes these.

Me in a couple weeks  @)
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #24 on: Oct 09, 2018, 05:19 PM »
Okay so we have Vexilar and Jager glo cups. Who else makes these.

TNT jigs makes a cheap $20 one, nothing really different then making your own.


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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #25 on: Oct 19, 2018, 03:43 PM »
What ID is the glo ring?  My UV lights showed up today and trying to decide what ID of PVC to put them in.
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #26 on: Oct 19, 2018, 04:28 PM »
And you spent 8 hours thinking and buying and putting it all together (Then it looks like it came from railroad salvage) and you did all that work saving less than $4/hour.
And you just paid some bozo $30/hour to mow your lawn.  ????
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So you are telling me you have nothing "homemade" that you use to save yourself money?  If some of us like making stuff like this, then why spend the extra money.

I'd rather take that $30 and buy some more beer to drink while I put it together
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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #27 on: Oct 20, 2018, 06:44 AM »
And you spent 8 hours thinking and buying and putting it all together (Then it looks like it came from railroad salvage) and you did all that work saving less than $4/hour.
And you just paid some bozo $30/hour to mow your lawn.  ????
Present company excepted of course.

8 hours? Paid someone to mow? Does it take you 3 hours to put a belt on in the morning? Do you pay someone to go fishing for you? If you're functionally useless that's great, not everybody else is.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #28 on: Feb 18, 2019, 03:11 PM »
The biggest challenge I have with my new Vex gloves ring, is remembering to 'dip' my jig in it.  This past weekend, I was like, !@##@@, I forgot to charge up!!  I'll get there. Otherwise, I like mine.  Had to build a little two tab pigtail for the vex battery, but that was simple enough, and now Im off to the races.

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Re: Vex glo ring
« Reply #29 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:18 PM »
does it really make a difference?  All the glow stuff?  I use to have a rayovac blacklight flashlight but lost it.  Not sure it made a difference.  I even put glow glue on some of my spoons.   
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