Glow Stick Tip Lights

Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:06 pm

Just a small tip for anyone who uses the little chemical glow-sticks on their rods at night.

At the end of your fishing session you can put the glow-stick in the freezer for the next night session.
Freezing seems to stop the reaction and when it is warmed back up it comes back to life good as new.

When the chemical reaction is complete the glow-stick is finished. But as most sessions are a few hours and glow-sticks last up to 24 you can get a few sessions out of a single stick.

While this might not be the biggest money saving tip, if like me you don't like waste then you may find it useful.

Good luck lads

Re: Glow Stick Tip Lights

Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:11 pm

Another tip is to only snap the glow stick once that way it has plenty of unbroken liquid still inside it.I have gotten up to 4 uses doing this.

Re: Glow Stick Tip Lights

Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:49 pm

Or use tip tape and then you dont have to replace at all

Re: Glow Stick Tip Lights

Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:18 pm

corbyeire wrote:Or use tip tape and then you dont have to replace at all

Tip tape is undoubtedly better but then you need a light source to illuminate it. I prefer to let my night vision sharpen up and just use the torch for baiting up or dealing with a fish.

Glow sticks are handy on floats at night, stuck inside soft plastics and squid jigs. My buddy attaches a few to the dog's collar so he can keep track of him on the beach at night.