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Discussion in 'Bank Fishing' started by lazer20, Oct 10, 2009.
What is Everyones Favorite Lantern?
I own a Coleman
Welcome to the BOC Mike.
I use a propane Colman w/yellow globe.. I wish I could find a red globe.
I am also using a coleman.
I have colemans also. Good lantern.
I have 2 Colemans. One propane and one of the old time fill up with fuel and pump it up with air before use.
I like the pump up dual fuel ones by Coleman that you can burn gasoline in.
Hi Mike, thank for the post & welcome to the BOC. I use Coleman lantern(s). My lanterns are rechargeable battery operated with bright-dim & night light mode. I don't like using a light until it is necessary:cool2:
I have the coleman dual fuel type.I dont use it very much anymore but when I do, I put aluminum foil around the globe so only a little bit of light shines just where I want it.
well it seems unanimous for the coleman lanterns. i also have a coleman its battery operated with a low and high light option. hey i like that foil idea gonna have to try it. tight lines and good times guys
I have accumulated several Colemans over the years and my favorite is over 30 years old and still works like a dream. Stay safe and "beam me up Scotty"!!!:wink:
Colemans-1 northstar duel fuel and one rechargable florescent.Like my gas job better,I like hearing the bugs fry.:wink:
Jim, I have never seen a yellow globe before. Does it help cut down visibility to the fish? Seems like it might be worse...or no?
I have talked about wanting to find a red globe myself. If you find one, don't be shy...spread the word.:big_smile: I have overworked my brain trying to think of a decent way to make my globe red. Most all my ideas would cause some burning and smells.:big_smile: Still thinking.:wink:
You could try using Permanent Red Map Markers(army surplus stores, outdoor, tactical gear shops, hobby shops). I use these on all my headlamps, and spot lights to make them a red lens. If you want it off just get a rag full of rubbing alcohal and it comes right off. I've never used it on a lantern but I dont see why it wouldnt work.
May look a bit ugly, but that might actually work.:wink:
I had actually thought about going to a glass shop and having one custom made. It would probably cost a small fortune though, and if it got broke, it could get to the point of not being worth it. Although, if made thicker then stock, it should last quite some time.
i have 3 coleman propane lanterns that i still use for camping, but 4 bank fishing i have dewalt 18v, and i pack an extra battery just in case, ive never seen or heard of rechargable colemans? round here they just have propane/dual fual/ or D battery type, do they work well? i got my dewalt on clearance last year lowes for 30.00, wished i bought2 they are bout 50. regular price, get 4-5 hours per bat, just as bright as propane, easier to pack/carry no heat or glass 2 break
I use a coleman Powerhouse duel fuel, and a coleman propane. Both have "night shields" made out of stainless sheet metal.
i have 4 colemans 1 propane 2 of the cl-2 s little smaller and a powerhouse dual fuel but i use gasoline in all my gas lantrens aint paying 9.00 bucks a gallon for coleman fuel and i cover half the globe with foil
Same here, My powerhouse is for my use only. I bought it over 26 years ago and have never let anyone lay a hand on it and it's stil in great shape. The other is for other folk's to use when they go fishing with me. it's only about 5 years old and has had two broken lenes and is beat to hell. That's why they don't touch my powerhouse.
Well a couple years ago I would have said my colman propane with electric ignition was my fav,but I bought a coleman electric with duel floresent lights and since I only use mine when needed and not while fishing,I'm a firm believer that lanterns scare off fish,so the electric is nice and don't have to worry about heat,glass globes,fuel,etc. just flip the switch and I got light,when fish is landed a quick flip and it's off again. Sometimes I only take a headlamp and flashlight,and it's all I really need.
I use yellow to cut down on bugs:smile2: When I use it I set it off to the side. I have used the foil idea some and it works.