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Fishing Tilley

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:13 pm
by colinc1968
Hi,as im new to sea fishing can anybody tell me if people are still using Tilley lamps or an alternative light source if so what can you recomend?

thanks
colin

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:20 pm
by zziply
The only tilley I have used is the Coleman Northstar, but to be honest a good head torch is better. The tilley may keep your hands warm, but are not very safe as they can burn up which is why they are banned from most piers.

If you want a good budget headlamp I can recommend the.....

1. LED Lenser - about 25 quid

or

2. The Princeton Tec Apex.

Other than that if you want to spend more - I can recommend the Speleo Nova which is excellent as is the Tiga SL85 which has the lighter battery than the standard SL12 but both will set you back abour 250 quid each.

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:25 pm
by andy1_i

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:32 pm
by colinc1968
I have got a shakespeare head lamp but its not led its just a normal bulb,would this be ok?

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:36 pm
by zziply
LED are not necessarily better than standard halogens. The Tiga SL range are the brightest as are the Samalite and they are both halogen, but the LED technology has come on so much that it will soon take over - especially with over clocking and smaller batteries.

I have a Ever Ready thing I use as backup which cost about a tenner I think which is "ok" but not on beaches in the middle of Feb. You should really be able to see what you are doing so a decent headtorch is a must.

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:46 am
by trooper