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VWs2
07-25-2006, 08:09 PM
Been reading where all the catfishermen love the black lights but havent heard anything about them on here. Anyone use them or tried them? Was just thinking that they would work good for seeing at nite and not being blinded. Am thinking about getting 2 of them real soon.

Carl Palmer
07-26-2006, 05:21 AM
I have used one while fishing for Crappie and catfish. I like the way they make your mono light up and seem like it is 80 lb. test instead of 10. I cannot tell you which brand and type of line but it was probably Trilene. I would believe that it would not matter too much what brand of line you used although I am sure some brands will light up more then others.Another big plus in my opinion is that these lights do not attract bugs. I have a light I purchased from Bass Pro back in about 1985 or so and am pretty happy with its performance. It is a combination style, runs off of D cells or the deep cycle battery and has a white light with it if needed. Have never had to replace a bulb so can't say for certain they will be easy to find but have no information leading me to believe they would be hard to find either.

Jumping Cholla Jigs
07-26-2006, 06:24 AM
Since we make them I'll offer answers to any questions you have on them. Just ask.

We use them for crappie every time we go out at night. Great for watching floats or tight lining with the proper line. P-Line is our favorite but all brands make a line or two that flouresce. Usually titled as high visibility line or such. Stren looks like anchor rope under the light.

VWs2
07-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Jumping......I am looking for a black light like the ones from BPS but would like one that is 12 V with 2 18" black light bulbs, 1 on each side that I can mount on the center console. Not really interested in one with a white light since there are wsome of those already in the boat. Also do you have a link to your site where I can see yours? Thanks

Jumping Cholla Jigs
07-26-2006, 05:08 PM
Jumping......I am looking for a black light like the ones from BPS but would like one that is 12 V with 2 18" black light bulbs, 1 on each side that I can mount on the center console. Not really interested in one with a white light since there are wsome of those already in the boat. Also do you have a link to your site where I can see yours? Thanks

For what you are looking for I would say to go buy one of the old Sloan doubles and remove the white bulb, then replace it with another black one. The white one is really a blacklight also just without the woods glass hiding the visible light. A replacement bulb can be bought at most home depots.

We make the led ones which cost more but never go out and are solid state. Here is a link. To a good purchase location that has all our lights. There are more and several back east.

http://www.conquistadortackle.com/NucliEye/NucliEyeExteme.html also look at the Atom on the same page. Lots of bass guys are now selling their old lights as they replace with these so picking one up is pretty cheap right now.

Crappie Reaper
07-26-2006, 06:38 PM
I will not go out at night without mine.

VWs2
07-26-2006, 08:54 PM
Jumping...thanks for the help.....but I think your lights are alittle out of my price range for a light. Crappie Reaper which kind of light do you use?

thudpucker
07-26-2006, 10:53 PM
I'm new to all this.
What's the black lite for?
Does it shine down into the lake?
What would it light up?
Fish?
20 to 30 feet down?

Up in the boat, for things you need light to see, do you just use a flash light or some thing of that nature?
Or do you keep an overhead light on all the time?
Those lights attract bugs....is that what we want?

dmann436
07-27-2006, 07:17 AM
http://www.riskreactor.com/merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RR&Category_Code=BLKLIGHT

CHECK THESE PAGES TOO

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=black+light+led+kits+12+volt

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=black+light+leds

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=black+light+led+kits+fishing

BUILD YOUR OWN, look how cheap leds are, go to radio shack , get a 'project box', a toggle switch, wire with cigarette plug or alligator clips and a little time--less than 25 bucks at most!!!

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-leds

CrappiePappy
07-27-2006, 07:22 AM
Jumping......I am looking for a black light like the ones from BPS but would like one that is 12 V with 2 18" black light bulbs, 1 on each side that I can mount on the center console. Not really interested in one with a white light since there are wsome of those already in the boat. Also do you have a link to your site where I can see yours? Thanks

If you are looking for a black light setup that has a bulb on either side ... you might want to look at the BPS lights. They come with a shielded black light and white light bulb (on one either side) ... but, a little elec tape or duct tape would work fine to cover over the top of the white bulb cover. I don't think Stan Sloan lights come with a light on both sides ... there's are both on the same side.
BPS blacklight systems run around $40 ( http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=207&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults ) while Stan Sloan systems start at about $83 ( http://www.backwatersonline.com/category.cfm?Category=1413 )

(And you can also see the Hoppys and the "Moonlite LED" system on the second link.) Just some FYI ............. luck2ya ... cp :cool:

CrappiePappy
07-27-2006, 07:47 AM
I'm new to all this.
What's the black lite for?
Does it shine down into the lake?
What would it light up?
Fish?
20 to 30 feet down?

Up in the boat, for things you need light to see, do you just use a flash light or some thing of that nature?
Or do you keep an overhead light on all the time?
Those lights attract bugs....is that what we want?

"Blacklights" are UV lights ... they will make fluorescent line glow - which allows you to see the line (but the UV light doesn't "glare", like a white light).
It's not specifically intended to draw baitfish ... like a white or green light ... but, it will draw some, nonetheless. Any line that's fluorescent (Stren Gold, Iron Silk, and most "clear/blue" labeled lines will "glow" from the Blacklight. And any float that has fluorescent paint will glow brighter, as well. They can work, in conjunction with a white light ... but, not as well as alone. (the brighter the white light, the less influence seen from the Blacklight).
Blacklights, like most any white light source, will draw bugs ... but, most bugs that are drawn by the "lights", are not biting bugs .... they're more nuisance bugs. Your breathing/perspiring is what draws mosquito's & other "biters" (they're drawn to the carbon dioxide you emit). They instinctively know that carbon dioxide means "living creature" ... and living creatures have blood (which is what they're after).
Generally I use a penlight, or small flashlight to "see" things in the boat, when using a blacklight to fish by. When using a white light to fish by ... it's usually a Coleman gas lantern with a side shield, so no flashlight is necessary.
And, yes .... some people do mount 12V lights "overhead", or on a pole over the water and away from the boat. The "nuisance" bugs are attracted more to the light, than the boat occupants, but their erratic flight may bring them into contact with the boat occupants, anyway. It's not what we "want" ... but, in certain times/places/conditions, it's a fact that we have to deal with. ....... cp :cool:

deputyking
08-01-2006, 09:09 AM
I have just purchased the Moonlite LED because of the small size, low power consumption, and because it was cheeper than the Nucli-Eye. It works great for making your line, floats, and rod tip show up when night fishing. I use a small battery (12 volt rechargable) to power it and this makes it really portable.

VWs2
08-05-2006, 11:36 AM
Just went and bought one from BPS now if the rain will hold out and let me try it out tonite I will know how well it works.

Jumping Cholla Jigs
08-05-2006, 01:04 PM
I have just purchased the Moonlite LED because of the small size, low power consumption, and because it was cheeper than the Nucli-Eye. It works great for making your line, floats, and rod tip show up when night fishing. I use a small battery (12 volt rechargable) to power it and this makes it really portable.

FYI on your purchase. The Moonlite is much better than any flourescent tube light but for the same money the better choice in a blacklight is our Atom. Better coverage and output than the one you got, much smaller and uses about half as much power. It's also fully waterproof as well as thermal and shock proof.

Crappie Reaper
08-05-2006, 05:44 PM
Jumping...thanks for the help.....but I think your lights are alittle out of my price range for a light. Crappie Reaper which kind of light do you use?

sorry for the slow response, I am rarely on the PC lately. I use a Hoppy Black Light. Stan Sloan makes a nice black light as well.
http://www.bassbuckandduck.com/stan_sloan_blacklight.htm
http://www.mickiesplace.com/Fishing-lights.htm

Here's a couple of sites for you to look at them and get a few prices. I would not recomend the Optronics unless you are on a very tight budget. I have bought two of them in the past. The switch went out in one, and the other is still funtional, but is not even half as bright as the Hoppy.
Good Luck

Crappie Reaper
08-05-2006, 05:45 PM
Just went and bought one from BPS now if the rain will hold out and let me try it out tonite I will know how well it works.

Make sure you have "Clear Blue Flourescent" line on your reels. You will be impressed by just how good, you can see, The Night Bite.