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Old 01-15-2011, 12:00 PM
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Like Riptide, i do a lot of fishing at night for stripers along the coast-- I wear an inexpensive Ray O Vac 3-in-1 LED headlight (about $16) as a neck light and carry a small water proof flashlight on a lanyard as back up.

One of the things i like about the Ray O Vac is that the first switch is for a red LED-- so you can turn on the red light if you need to see without hitting a white light first and ruining your night time vision for the next 20 minutes or so. If you're shopping for one, i think that would be an important feature to look for.
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another good thing about the red light is that it doesn't attract bugs as much as white light.
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GREAT INFO!!

You read the 'reviews by ex-spits' and (more often than not) 'roll your eyes.' This is first class stuff by Folks who actually USE the equipment.

Posted a link to this thread on a couple of UK boards ... info that should be passed on.

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great info everyone. nice feedback on this!
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I found an LED clip on at Academy for around $5. Very bright and small. I just leave it on my hat off to the side till I might need it.
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I have several headlamps but find they are limited in usefulness for fishing. They attract bugs!
Turn on the light in warm, calm weather and there is instantly a swarm of bugs around your head. I still usually wear one, but I don't turn it on unless I have to.
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I have several headlamps but find they are limited in usefulness for fishing. They attract bugs!
Turn on the light in warm, calm weather and there is instantly a swarm of bugs around your head. I still usually wear one, but I don't turn it on unless I have to.
Turn your light on and you're like a light house beacon telling the fish to stay away.
Can't stress this enough !

Keep your light off unless it's absolutely necessarily. Don't even turn it on when you're moving. Cup it in your hands when changing flies and save the bright stuff for the walk home.
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