Attaching lightsticks to rod tips

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by dinkbuster1, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    on the 1.5 glow-stick thread Salmonid reminded me about how i attach lightsticks to my rod-tips. thought i might share with you all. in the below pics im using a larger rubberband than i normally use just so its easier to see. i prefer to use a more transparent and thinner rubberband. first, just loop your 'band over the sitck at mid-point, then hold next to tip and wrap as wide as possible about 3-6 times (depending on size of rubberband), and then slide over each side of the lightstick. remember to stop stretching the 'band on the last 1-2 wraps or youll have a bunch of slack at the end. this tequnique doesnt require cutting the line either.
     

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  2. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    That sure bets the tape I have been using, thanks for sharing. Library material for sure!
     

  3. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    Thank you very much for that!!! I had been looking for that Now that Gene has some great deals on them!!!
     
  4. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    Here's another on: Go to your local orthodontist, and get a bag of the little rubber bands they put on the kids braces. Sip two or three over the rod tip and insert the light stik.
     
  5. Doctor

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    Another thing you can use are the small plastic wire ties, put one at the top and another at the bottom, you have to cut them off with a pair of wire cutters as they will cinch up that tight, but they won't slip or move on you, plus the white ones the light stick will shine thru, you can buy a bag of them at Lowes for less than $2.00...........Doc
     
  6. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Zip tie a short piece of clear vinyl tubing to the end of your rod, then insert a glowstick in the end of the tubing. The glow stick only has to be inserted an eighth of an inch or so. Then all you have to do is insert a new glowstick when needed. I think the tubing is 1/8th, take a glowstick with you to make sure you get the right size. Can post some pics after the fish and camp if anyone is interested.
     
  7. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Bam thats a good ideal with the clear tubing, I think I'll try that.
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Those are some good ideas, sure beat tape!
     
  9. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Now I use that air-line tubing as my bead in front of my swivel. If you wrap a small piece of tape around the tip of your rod, you can safely super-glue a piece of tubing to the tape (protecting the rod) then insert the glow stick. Wicked how this brotherhood works together!
     
  10. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Whats the matter with tape? I use scotch tape in one of those little dispensers. Take about an inch an a half piece, put your light stick neer one end and wrap, couldn't be easer and holds in the rain! Plus you don't have any light blockage. If I have the long light sticks with a bracelet connector, I just loop them around the rod tip. Only thing is you have to take them off when you cast.