Flood light on a pole?

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DANZIG
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Flood light on a pole?

Post by DANZIG » 26 Mar 2019, 23:55

We were night fishing out of my buddy's 14ft Mirrocraft last year and had trouble keeping track of our rod tips resulting in missing several bites. Neither the stern light nor the little LED lantern were throwing out enough light and both were a bit blinding when casting behind the boat.

Got to thinking that maybe a small LED flood light or blacklight on a pole mounted in the bow might solve the problem and light up the interior as a bonus.

Has anyone done similar? Any tips?

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Flood light on a pole?

Post by bcbouy » 27 Mar 2019, 00:08

i think you can buy small battery led's that attach to the tip of your fishing rod.
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Flood light on a pole?

Post by DANZIG » 27 Mar 2019, 18:34

bcbouy wrote:i think you can buy small battery led's that attach to the tip of your fishing rod.
Yes, and small glow sticks as well but I really don't care much for either.

We do wrap the rod tips and down a few inches with white pipe thread tape, that works well for a Coleman lantern on the bank but wasn't doing the job on the boat.

I found a couple of videos of pole lights on larger boats, it may be possible to adapt those.

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