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Night Lights for Rod Tips

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:56 am
by rabbi2
How many of us have been night fishing with clip on lights only to see it go sailing out to sea because we failed to remove it whilst casting? I am refering to the clip on type (with or without bells).

Well no more, I decided to purchase a light with a seperate shoe fitting that you whip on the end of the rod and slide the light itself on whenever you go night fishing and it can be left on even during casting.

Why I never did this before God only knows cos those glow sticks are a waste of time and even these have to be taped on the rod making the tip sticky and messy.

I will post pics when I have whipped it on the rod, one thing I can say is that the light output is fantastic.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:17 am
by royboy
hi keith i removed all them lights as my line kept going over the light wen casting and if you dont check it you cant reel your fish in so keep your eye on it keith

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:34 am
by eccles

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:04 pm
by sportstar
i use glow sticks green ones and ive not had any problems with casting out to secure the glow stick to the top of the rod ive used a piece of cooker wire about 10 mm long the glow stick is a nice tight fit inside the wire which id taped on to my rod tip

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:55 pm
by eccles
How do you put "10 mm" of cooker wire onto a rod tip then mate. I mean 10 mm is less than half an inch???

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:10 pm
by sportstar
its just enough so it holds you glow stick in place with out flying out when casting you dont want anything to big

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:28 pm
by flattiefanatic
I use the tip lights with the holder. The holder is super glued in place, it wont come off in the cast as the light gets pushed in the opposite way to the cast. I have never had one come off yet :-/

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:55 pm
by rabbi2
Job Done...!!

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The light is well clear of the line so casting shouldn't be a problem.

Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:06 pm
by redmouse
what about these??
piggyback tips from ukhooks

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:20 pm
by sportstar
they look like a good idea

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:34 pm
by rabbi2
Whats the cost and can you give us a link?
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:03 pm
by sportstar

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:03 pm
by redmouse
small bit of hot melt from the pound shop, a lighter and bobs your mothers brother :D

http://www.uk-hooks.com/details.php?selected=813

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:53 am
by flattiefanatic

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:51 pm
by oggy_chomper
These are what I use, very bright in fact they're so bright that if Your rod is quite upright on Your rest they illuminate the ground at the base of Your rod.
Two spare batteries aswell, I am lazy and just tape mine on.

http://www.jims.org.uk/images/fishing/edd-e490110.htm