Where are the lights on the berkly glow rods ?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Montgomery, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    i have read the post about the rods. but my questions this . where exactly does the rod light up on the pole . and are these the ones i have seen that runon aa or somthing like 3 of them. i seen some guys useing some glow sticks one night . not sure by what brand . and it looked like the bottom half were glowing like a blue color. andi remeber thining man what a bad place to use the lights. and i just about bought a berkly the other day until i thought of that night . is that how the berkly light up????
     
  2. nitronostrils

    nitronostrils New Member

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    Berkley glowsticks are a two piece rod, the bottom portion lights up. There is one light right above the foregrip and one right where the rod breaks down.
     

  3. Montgomery

    Montgomery New Member

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    well i was going to get a coupke f them . but i dont need those areas of my rod to glow at all. in my eyes thats a waste . i hate to here it . thanks buddy !
     
  4. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

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    to bad the tips dont light up!:angry:
     
  5. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    If you put the rod out in the sun for about an hour the whole thing glows. You wont even really need the two lights.
     
  6. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    This is what I don't under stand about people and glow sticks. Why does it matter where the light is. Compared to a black rod in the dark that you cant see at all at the very least you can find it. I have had one for a couple of years now and I love it. No I hardly ever use the lights they are to bright, but the rod glows in the dark with out them. I wish all my rods glowed like that. I have a ten footer and it has held up very well to large shovelheads. My advice is not to get to technical and just appreciate it for what it is. A good rod that you can see in the dark.:wink:
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i don't care much either to watch my rods, thats why i use bait-clickers and let run to tell me im getting hit. however, i can say that i have put reflective tape on the tips of some of my rods, a small light as in led headlamp or red light with the tape work well, without having to use too much light...rollo
     
  8. DaveHufford

    DaveHufford New Member

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  9. Crucial

    Crucial New Member

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    If you're of the persuasion of those who enjoy "christmas tree" fishing poles there are a lot of options.

    One the of the cheapest ways is to take one of the chem-light's that's intended to fit in the light up bobbers and use a small zip tie to attach it to the tip of the rod.

    One kid I ran into on a pier had actually whipped a cheap guide on the tip of his pole (opposite side of the guides the line goes through), that was just the right size to fit one of those small chem-lights in snugly. I should have asked what size guide he used...

    If your a mono user, a portable black light will make your mono light up enough to tie even technical knots with ease. I honestly don't know if this works with fluorocarbon and pretty sure it won't work with Cajun line (clear blue stren looks like a fluorescent tube haha)... but it's another option.

    A few company's make LED lights that attach to the rod at the tip like the one I'm going to attempt to attach to this post. Most are under $10 and are bright enough to see your tip dancing.
     

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