Spike-It Dip-N-Glo: How To Add Color To Your Fishing Lures


There are some times when you wish your lures had extra scent or color to attract more fish.

Sure, you could go out and buy new lures, but you could also add scent and color to some of the ones you already have.

That’s where Spike-It Dip-N-Glo comes in.

This product is a scented dye that can color your lures for that extra flash.

And in this review, I’m going to test it out on a few different lure materials to see how well it works at dying them.

If you’ve ever wanted to add some extra color to your lures, watch the video below.

Spike-It Dip-N-Glo Review [VIDEO]

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Spike-It Dip-N-Glo comes in two main colors: red and chartreuse.

When baitfish get injured, they will often have red on their noses or heads, so dying the head of your lure red can mimic that.

Baitfish also sometimes have a chartreuse tinge to their tails, so dying your lure tails chartreuse can mimic that.

Now, the question is this: should you dye your lures?

If you’re fishing in clear water, the fish will be able to easily see your lure, so you won’t need any extra color or scent.

But if you’re fishing in murky water, this might help attract fish to your lure.

Of course, none of this matters if the dye won’t stick to your lure…

How Well Does Spike-It Dip-N-Glo Stick To Different Materials?

In this video, I tried the dye with three different lures:

The material had a big effect on whether or not the dye stuck to the lure.

It did not stick on well to the Gulp or Z-Man lures, but it did stick on well to the Slam Shady 2.0.

So if you’re using Gulp or Z-Man, I do not recommend this, but if you’re using the Slam Shady 2.0, DOA, or Zoom lures, it will work well.

Also, it will dye nearly everything else it comes into contact with, so be sure to use a towel when working with it.


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If you’re fishing murky water and want to add some extra scent and color to your lure, you might want to consider Spike-It Dip-N-Glo.

However, if you’re using Z-Man or Gulp lures, I’d recommend avoiding it, because it doesn’t work as well as it does with other lures, such as the Slam Shady 2.0, DOA, or Zoom lures.

You can get Spike-It Dip-N-Glo from Amazon here, and you can also get the dye remover here.

Have any questions about Spike-It Dip-N-Glo?

Have you used it before?

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Allan Vrboncic
2 years ago

What about the Whites and Pearl colored Gulps?

Steven Free
3 years ago

Yea Tony 99 percent of the time I use some chartreuse on my plastic baits but yes I have found that zman baits don’t take well to the spike it glow dye and I Carry it with me all the time and use it often usually when I use a plastic bait I’ll have a red jighead a chartreuse tail and if it’s a spinnerbait my favorite for reds and flounder I’ll use a red head chartreuse tail and a gold blade great combo for murky water here in northeast fl area but in the winter or early spring I’ll use more natural colors because the water is a bit more clear until it starts to warm up in the 70s thanks for the video and all you do????

Rob S
3 years ago

Tony, very creative. The Amazon link you provided takes you to Spike-It GARLIC Dip-N-Glo Lure Dye. Don’t know if garlic scented makes a difference or not. This link takes you to the manufacturer which has the one you reviewed . . . https://www.ispikeit.com/product/128/dip-n-glo-gamefish. You always have great info and tips!

Allan Vrboncic
2 years ago
Reply to  Rob S

Yep. In their bold print notes it says it is not for use on stretchy plastics.

Joe Sheaffer
3 years ago

Tony, they also make markers and spray versions, they tend to be less messy, great tips.

Gary Rankel
3 years ago

Actually, Tony…….I think the lighter shade on the Z-man tail may look more natural than the deeper color?? I still like using red nail polish on some of my hard lures.

Dan Kelly
3 years ago

Tony: I thought slam shady lures were from z-man? Am I wrong on that?
Great tip by the way.

Adam Bailey
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan Kelly

The slam shady 1.0 is made by Z-Man, and the 2.0 looks like it’s made by Wyze Guyz or Netcraft.


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