Glow-On Super Phosphorescent Paint Helps Brighten Gun Sights, Fishing Lures
Bob McNally 08.29.16
With archery and general hunting seasons fast approaching, some sportsmen may be looking for something to brighten up their hunting sights, particularly iron sights on shotguns.
Last spring I tried a not-so-new product called “Glow-On Super Phosphorescent” paint to brighten my turkey shotgun sights. I’d been having trouble picking up the front and rear sights in low light, and that led to some exciting and close encounters with gobblers.
A little searching on the internet and talking with friends led to the made-in-America “Glow-On Super Phosphorescent” paint solution, and it is truly awesome. It’s available in several colors, and just a dab or two on a sight makes it glow so even old eyes have no trouble seeing sights in diminishing daylight.
The Phosphorescent paint needs a charge from a light source prior to it glowing. But a minute or so in a flashlight beam prior to dawn hunting has proved all that’s needed.
The phosphorescent paint also makes lures glow, which is a turn on for many predator gamefish, especially at night. A bit of flashlight beam on a jig head or plug that’s painted, and the lure shines bright. Anglers should note that even during daylight hours, sunlight penetration into deep, dark water is minimal, so Phosphorescent paint may be a trigger that takes fish when nothing else will.