Does anybody know of glow in the dark bobbers that will actually "glow" more than about 20 minutes? I use the battery bobbers that work well, but I forget to get batteries, or turn them off, or the kids leave them on...
I am looking for something that is easy like glow in dark, but that will last in terms of hours and not minutes. Thanks for any suggestions...
03-08-2006, 01:51 PM
They make a little lite stick that attaches to your bobber. They come in
a little pack of 3 or 4 . I can get them at walmart. i used them last year
they worked great. Break the lite stick and they last for 3-4 hrs. Maybe more
03-08-2006, 01:54 PM
I just use a regular Thill bobber. They you buy the little "glass sticks" (forget what they're called - just in a foil sealed 4 or 5 pk usually on the shelf right by the bobbers)break it in two to "activate" it and put it on your float with a rubber band. Your good to go for most of the night. Sorry I don't know what these little sticks are called - that kind of makes my message a little confusing.
I believe that they are called Cyalume light sticks.
These light sticks glow as a result of a chemical reaction which occurs when the user breaks the vial on the inside of the stick to release the activator chemical. The activator chemical mixes with the dyes that are in the rest of the stick to create the intense glow seen by these sticks.
Thanks all! I will try some of the glow sticks and see how that works. The prob is I still need to have them handy, so if you are out of them you are hosed :) just like batteries. But they seems easier to use than battery bobbers, and you know they will work when "you turn them on".
03-10-2006, 03:37 PM
Those light sticks are pricy ,the Gamy lighted bobbers and the ones from Danielson are still using the old style lythium battery and last nearly a season.The new style from lindyand Thill are junk . they seldom last a night and often break when you turn them on or turn themselves on in the rod locker ,they must have gotten a "deal" from china on those cheap led batteries because the old reliable ones are becoming hard to find . Fleet has the Gamagatsu for $10 with a battery