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: Headlamps

11-24-2001, 06:12 AM
When I started to really focus on fishing for stripers, my only free time was at night so I always used my trusty Petzl headlamp.

Negatives are: the lense easily scratched = decreased illumination, burned through batteries, not waterproof.

Tried to use it this season and it finally died.

After much research found the attached which I highly recommend:


Any other favorite illumination devices?

11-24-2001, 07:15 AM

This is the only other that I would suggest. It has a fatal flaw, though, in that it does not tilt for different applications. The light is fixed at a pre-determined angle.

The true upside is that it is extremely compact and light weight.


11-24-2001, 08:54 AM
Just bought a Tikka, but haven't done any serious rain-testing yet. This (http://www.rei.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=8000&prrfnbr=37197) has been my regular headlight- waterproof, and tilts:

11-24-2001, 10:19 AM
Jeff.. I have the Tikka as well. I have the three bulb and the four bulb ones. LED light.. I think they are the best for long life and spread of the light beam....hold it.. I am editing this .. My four beam is the Black diamond... I thought it was a variation on the Tikka.

11-24-2001, 02:31 PM
Nauset Angler carries a night light that clips securely onto the brim of a hat or collar, vest etc. It comes in off colors like red to reduce the spook factor on the beach at night. Can't remember the brand but they are awesome. The model I have is very compact and never a burden to carry along. It's weather proof and a nice addition to my chest pack.

Headlamps are great if you are the one wearing it. For anyone you fish with, they are a blinding device. When you talk, do the other guy a favor and don't look at him :eek:

11-24-2001, 04:12 PM
I don't really care about anyone else, that's what I like - blind 'em & steal their stuff.

How do you think I got that T&T? ;)

11-24-2001, 05:29 PM
I didn't mean you buddy... say where's you get the rplxi anyway? :D

11-24-2001, 06:59 PM
I'm using the 2250 VersaBrite by Pelican products. Check it out, http://www.pelican.com/main.htm It sounds like the one Juro described. I like it but it doesn't shine nearly as much light as those LED's. Moonlight is right that thing beams Roop.

11-24-2001, 11:16 PM
Ya...and he tried to take my abel pliers too.;)

11-26-2001, 11:08 AM
Hate to clog the thread but couldn't resist and I need to see if I can make this pic attachment work.

Here's striblu using his Abel pliers to dislodge a fly from a blue. That's his fishing caddy, Jim Doogue, holding the fish so John doen't get any fish slime on his designer fishing shorts. Only thing missing is the Beamer SUV in the background.

11-26-2001, 11:13 AM

We still need stripping basket stickers that say "Skunked today - SO WHAT'S IT TO YA?"


11-26-2001, 12:22 PM
Thanks Fred.... Jim was a good sport, holding that fish away from me so I would not get that gross slimmy stuff on my shorts. Notice that Jim is holding it with two hands... I asked him to do so ...so that the creature would not attempt to attack me. Jim got a great tip that day;)

11-26-2001, 04:26 PM
BON - I think they're gonna know I'm drinkin' on the job now!

Tod D
11-28-2001, 11:46 AM
FWIW, I have a headlamp from Brookstones that's served me well for going on 2 years now. Haven't used it too much for SW fishing (less than 12 times I'd guess), but use it typically 2-3 mornings/week in the winter as I *try* to get out for prework 5 a.m. runs. Gets mighty dark out here in the SE Mass hinterlands and the light does nicely.

Recall that it was fairly short money (<$25), has a semi-adjustable focus, & a comfortable head strap.

12-06-2001, 05:30 PM
:D if you guys are looking for light s to fish at night I got some BROWNING (THUNDERBOLTS,LIGHTNING,) RETAIL FOR $25.00
W/2AA batteries
would you believe 8000, candle power

12-10-2001, 10:19 PM
...while being digitally challenged (can only count to 9 1/2) doesn't mean I can use handicapped parking, it makes for a problem when it comes to twisting/turning little switches...
The MoonLight (BlackDiamond) has a nice push on/off switch that does well by me and this is my new favorite light...for what that's worth!?