Cheap and easy fix for glowstik!

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by MBcatmaster, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. MBcatmaster

    MBcatmaster New Member

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    The problem with the glowstik is that everything but the tip lights up, so I toyed with the idea of running a peice of fibre optic up to the tip, but here's a cheaper way. What I did was basically make a cable out of about 10 strands of trilene big cat line; I taped the strands together, and ran the cable from the light at the end of the ferrule to the tip of the rod. Seems to work pretty good!
     
  2. MBcatmaster

    MBcatmaster New Member

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    Heres what I did in a bit more detail.
    -Measure the rod tip to ferrule.
    -cut about 10-20 strands of big cat line, a bit longer than the the first measurement.
    -Using clear tape, tape the strands together putting a band of tape about every 6-8".
    -Now take the "cable" of big cat line and slide it down to your rod tip.
    -The cable is a bit longer than the rod section to allow some coil up inside the blank and still make it to the tip.
    -I'm still working on a way to keep the cable from sliding out when the rod is apart, but when the rod is together it's fine.
    Hope this helps!
     

  3. barrelbritches

    barrelbritches New Member

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    I used a small surerary clear tubeing , then placed 9 or 10 strands of heavy mono line inside , useing j clips , placed it on the under side of the pole ,put my extra tubeing in a old telphone pouch and a lighted night stick and it works . I was useing a pole that does not seperate.
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks for the good info! Much appreciated! :big_smile:
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I've been inspired. TY!
     
  6. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    what about the breaking at the reel seat problem ive heard about?
     
  7. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Guess im not fully understanding. Does the light from where the rod breaks apart travel the Big Game all the way to the tip reflecting off it as it goes?
     
  8. MBcatmaster

    MBcatmaster New Member

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    "Guess im not fully understanding. Does the light from where the rod breaks apart travel the Big Game all the way to the tip reflecting off it as it goes?"
    Exactly. I'll put some pics of a before and after mod.
     
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  10. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    Well I like the rods but when I have had a few bigger fish on one of mine well It felt like it was going to fall apart. I had about a 50 lb striper on and the reel and handle started twisting on me. So I don't know whats going to happen to it. If it breaks I will have to have a talk with berkly I guess.
     
  11. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Isaac, I like your idea alot and am going to give it a try. Thanks PaL:big_smile:
     
  12. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I work for the local cable company. Im trying to get some scrap fiber optic lines to use on my rods.
     
  13. MBcatmaster

    MBcatmaster New Member

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    Fiber optic would be ideal, and the rod tip should really glow great.