Berkley GlowStick

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Rajun_Cajun, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Rajun_Cajun

    Rajun_Cajun New Member

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    do berkley glowsticks really work or is it kinda of just like a get rich skeem. also are they any good? do they perform as you would want them to?
    i am really thinking about getting one for my abu garcia 5000 ambassadur.
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Yes the glowstiks work. I don't use the battery operated part and do just fine. The rods are great for most fishing, a little light for heavy current and big weights. By big weights, I am talking 8 Oz's or better and 4 mph current plus. I have not caught any big fish with mine as of yet, but have been in the boat when a 36 lber was landed with a glowstik. Handled that blue quite well. If you use braided line the tip top will have to be replaced. Glowstiks are a good all round affordable rod, that will handle a large majority of catfishing situations. I myself own 4 of them, 3 casting and 1 spinning.
     

  3. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I have seen them at bass pro but didn't pick any up. They looked lik they would put off a good glow, I did pick up a shimano pole.
     
  4. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 of the glowsticks in the 9 ft. med/hev. size and feel they are a good value for the price. The cork handles are not of the top quality of better rods but still not bad. The rods light up pretty good but my only complaint would be that the rods light up just above the handle and at the point where the 2 pieces join together. The rod tip is not lighted up very well and this is the place where you really need the light the most.
     
  5. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    ive got one 8'casting and a 9' spinning and i really like mine.
     
  6. beeheck

    beeheck New Member

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    I have one, good rod but I agree it lights up in the wrong places (not the tip) I'm going to paint mine down by the handle to dim it down so maybe the tip will look brighter. Not worth the money if your buying it for the light feature the 8 inch light sticks sold on this site are better.
     
  7. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    I seen them being used on a fishing tv show for cats, i couldnt belive that THE TIP was not one of the sections that was glowing,seems like they really missed the boat.
     
  8. IamMike

    IamMike New Member

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    I've seen guys use them but have not used one myself. They look light light sabers from Star Wars at night.