Love the glow for bottom fishing as well as salmon trolling with glow hoochies and flashers. If you really want to put a charge on your glow lures try this trick ~ get a roll of Onforu 33 ft LED UV black light. It has a sticky backing. I used it to line a five gallon bucket. It has a wall outlet plug in. I put all my glow lures in the bucket, plug it in when we leave the dock and the lures absolutly pop with color. Nothing charges like a black light.
I'm still a little ambivalent. We start each halibut day putting down a mix of gear, some glow and some not, and let them pick. Some days the glow is the difference and some days they completely ignore it and hit something else.
I've never found ANYTHING to be a sure deal in fishing, and glow has its place on the same list. I'll use it on days it works, but dump it like a bad debt on days when something else proves it's working better and glow costs us fish.
Sounds as though you're fishing in July with the rootbeer, orange and green on your list. They're hot for us in July when the halibut seem to get onto small orange and olive crabs around here, and will outfish about anything. But when they're not on those little crabs we don't have much luck with them. Glow is also better in July than any other time of year. Since that's when a lot of folks do most of their fishing, it has quite a rep. But I've learned not to get stuck on it as I move around and the pages turn on the calendar.
In our waters we range from 250-300' early in the season up to as shallow as 20' in August. Same story from one end to the other. Try a wide range of colors including glow and let the halibut vote. VERY often a spot that seems barren suddenly starts producing fish with a color change. Blue and white, black and white or chartreuse and white are our usual best producers out deep through June. Come mid-September and later when they start moving back out deep, it's switch to blue and white or go home.