Lights for a boat

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by katcatchingfool, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    i was just wondering, what do other people use for lights to see their poles at night i use a dull white florescent light that plugs in to a cig lighter but i want something that dosent draw as many bugs any ideas
     
  2. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    I just use a kerosene lantern...and you can guess what that'll do at night... But its cheap, and so am I. So, I deal with it and try to stay as far away as possible and still get a little light. Good luck in finding something anyway. I'd like to find a new light too. Be checkin' on here after awhile for new ideas. Tight lines to ya.

    -Red
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    If all you need is to see the rod tips, get some glow sticks - Wally World sells the kind that clip right to the end of your rod; others can be taped to it. Keep it dark except for when you need to see something - use a headlamp for that - and you won't have bug problems.
     
  4. james

    james New Member

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    I used to use the glow sticks from wally world tell i went and checked outhttp://www.akwolf.com/MainWolf/glowstick.htm you get 100 8inch glow sticks for what 10 bucks i think it is. well worth it ive got a tube sittin right here. I use some clear tape to attach them to the tip of my pole. akwolf.com is also one of our sponsors.
     
  5. james

    james New Member

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  6. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    All I ever use in my boat is the running lights. White rods and good night vision. I don't even carry a flashlight with me 90% of the time cause I can tie my rigs blind folded. The other night I was getting po'd at my fishing partner for shining his headlamp all over the shallow water we were fishing and also shining it in my eyes. Vern
     
  7. james

    james New Member

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    sounds like my fishing partner. I also like to use a battery powerd black light.
     
  8. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    I have a tube of glow stick I got through Main Wolf and I use a little lantern that works off of AA batteries that I pick up for 10 bucks..
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I'll be someone to it...... Add H2O Mellon comment here :wink:
     
  10. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    White rods show up with the slightest bit of light. I bought a "headlight" from Lowe's for $15 that has a red led light on it. The white rods show up great with the red light and it doesn't cast light in the water. It also works great tying leaders and stuff too. I usually don't use a light though just sitting and waiting.
     
  11. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    These are really good and must be fresh, I have many burn over 12 hours and had one burning 20 hours.
     
  12. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I fished with a guy that had a couple Black Lights mounted in the boat. They worked pretty good. Last week I used a Coleman lantern on the bank and the bugs drove me out of there. Man they were bad. I should have brought my camo headnet I use bowhunting.