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Want to give it a try on your own lures? Apply White #2 to the white areas of your fishing lures. Click here to order.


UV locations

Where do the UV reflective colors go?


White (#2): Drake collar ring, tail borders and

    speculum borders on both hen and drake

Green Gray (#6): Back of the drake.

Green Gold (#11): Drake bill


White (#2): Body color for drake

Yellow Gold (#18): Flank and feather borders of drake

Ivory  (#25): Feather borders on chest and sides of hen

River bottom (#30): Body color for hen

Canada Geese

White (#2): Rump.

Ivory (#25): Breast.

Off-White (#12): Cheek.


Blue Bill

Off-White (#12): Body color of both drake and hen

Taupe  (#21): Feather borders of both drake and hen


Snow Geese

White (#2): All white areas.



Off-White (#12):  Body color of drake

Black Duck

Ground color (#20):  Head and neck




UVision for Fish?

It's a question we get all the time: Do fish see ultraviolet light?

Well, some do and some don't. Research has shown that the vision systems of fish species are more diverse than those of birds. While birds tend to be predominately tetrachromatic, fish can be dichromatic, trichromatic, or tetrachromatic. But the differences don't end there.  Many dichromatic and trichromatic fish detect UV but not as a separate vivid color (tetrachromatic fish like salmonids see UV colors distinct from the colors humans can see). These dichromatic and trichromatic fish see UV as light that increases brightness and contrast of objects (still very important to lure design).  Many other species of dichromatic and trichromatic fish do not see UV light at all because their lenses or cornea absorb the UV light before it gets to the cones (the same is true with humans). Basically we can divide fish into three categories:

  • Fish that don't detect UV at all.
  • Fish that see UV as a distinct color.
  • Fish that see UV as a brightness difference.

Unfortunately, research in this area is not complete. We'd love to tell you exactly which fish can and cannot see UV, but there are a lot of gaps in the published research.  We are working with researchers around the world to identify which game fish belong to which of the three categories.

Fishermen Beware!

Several companies have started marketing UV lures and paint despite the fact that they do not appear to understand the science. Some are grossly overhyping the effectiveness of their products, even for fish that are known to lack the ability to see UV. Others are confusing UV reflectivity with fluorescence - two completely different phenomena!

While you're learning about UV technology for fishing lures, be careful not to believe everything you read and hear... but of course you knew that already.

Want to give it a try? Apply White #2 to your fishing lures and see if you notice a difference. We'd love to hear about your results.

Click here to order.

Meanwhile, we have our own testing ongoing with fishing lure manufacturers and will be launching UVision lures very soon. Check back for updates.


UVision for Turkeys
  Flambeau / Feather Flex Turkey Decoys with UVision now available nationwide!

Turkeys, like all birds, have the ability to see Ultraviolet light. Many areas on turkeys also reflect UV light (see the picture below). That's why Twilight Labs and Flambeau Outdoors have teamed up to develop turkey decoys that match the true reflection of turkey feathers.

Don't want to buy new decoys? You can also repaint your current decoys. Use our White #2 to add UV-reflection to all white areas of your decoys.

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