Headlight for Pier Fishing

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by Tackleberry » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:06 pm

Brett wrote:Why do you need 1000lumens ffs. I rarely use my h14 on high ever.
4liters wrote:You could just about cook your fish with 1000 lumens
CarlG wrote:
Brett wrote:Why do you need 1000lumens ffs. I rarely use my h14 on high ever.
Same.
just wait till you blokes hit 50 i used to use a crappy petzil 2 AAA head light it was good for about 30'

now the h14 is just enough for fishing and navigating the channels , a 1000 l on flood realy ain't all that

bright on spot that's another thing that's good for shooting out to 250 yards as well so a very versatile light.

better the have it and not need it than need it and not have it just like all you fishos that use braid that

out rates your rods by quite a margin hey .

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by CarlG » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:44 am

Tackleberry wrote:
Brett wrote:Why do you need 1000lumens ffs. I rarely use my h14 on high ever.
4liters wrote:You could just about cook your fish with 1000 lumens
CarlG wrote:
Brett wrote:Why do you need 1000lumens ffs. I rarely use my h14 on high ever.
Same.
just wait till you blokes hit 50 i used to use a crappy petzil 2 AAA head light it was good for about 30'

now the h14 is just enough for fishing and navigating the channels , a 1000 l on flood realy ain't all that

bright on spot that's another thing that's good for shooting out to 250 yards as well so a very versatile light.

better the have it and not need it than need it and not have it just like all you fishos that use braid that

out rates your rods by quite a margin hey .
I'm 49 this year mate. Still don't use the high beam on mine. As Brett said, unnecessary, (unless you want to burn someone's retinas out).

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by trink80 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:37 am

its more to spot squid from the pier, i mainly fish from finders so the extra bright light helps

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by Brett » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:55 am

I'm intrigued, are you spotting the squid before casting to them?

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by hornet » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:42 pm

trink80 wrote:Hi Guys,

i ended up buying the led lenser H14R.2, great light and very bright, however the boost mode (1000 Lumens) can only stay on for approximately 30 secs. Im actually pretty disappointed about that and might return it for that reason.

Hornet how long can the HC90 stay on for in max mode (900 Lumens)?

Cheers Joe
I suggest you read the technology behind 18650 batteries before deciding to buy one of these headlamps ... this type of battery needs more care when charging because of the high output.

http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hc90
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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by skronkman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:48 pm

I haven't really been following this thread but received this email from Ray's and thought someone here might be interested in 50% off this head lamp.

http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/Product/ ... 6_CAMPHALF

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by AE092 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:41 am

Brett wrote:I'm intrigued, are you spotting the squid before casting to them?
I do the same, a good headlamp will pierce the water column good enough to see any squid in the vicinity when retrieving your jig. I've done well sight casting at squid when other fishos wouldn't /couldn't see them.

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by Asert » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:03 pm

trink80 wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:07 pm
Yeah was seeing if anyone used the petzel nao, but i think i'm leaning towards the lenser h14r

I checked for the petzl but it's a little bix expensive as per their features,

I got some other reviews to take right for me, I haven't decided yet!
But I think I'll go for the Fenix HL60R and its looking super with red and white lite with different mode!

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by dazz999 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:33 pm

I have been using the boruit rj3000 for about 3yrs cant fault it purchased of ebay cheap as chips lots of seller,s sell them but i bought off the guy that sell,s them to them if that makes sense

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Re: Headlight for Pier Fishing

Post by Andrews » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:46 pm

Yeah, sight casting the squid at night can be pretty fun, sometimes though you'll find the squid get timid around a high lumen beam. They much prefer to sit in the dark with thier great eyesight looking towards the illuminated water.

Just realised this was a way old post, but throwing my hat in the ring for informations sake. I use an Olight Pernun 2000 Lumen rechargeable as my go-to all round head torch, this includes for squid fishing and then I pop a red filter on it for when I'm hunting.

I'm a little biased towards Olight since it's mainly what we used when I was at Emergency Management Vic, between the six or so Olight purchases I've made all have been outstanding quality.
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