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Old 06-15-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Do any of you have a recommendation on a good handheld light for gigging flounder? I bought a fatmax led spotlight but it reflects off of the water and doesn't allow you to see I to the water.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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Look up "DIY hand held led gigging light" and you will find lots of links. They are easy to build, inexpensive, light weight, low energy drain so they last a long time on a relatively small battery. I use the same deer feeder battery that I use for my kayak fish finder. The link below shows how to build a double headed light. I use a single and I think it works just fine. I used a MR16 LED bulb from Lowes with pin style connections. I used an appropriate size leader wire sleeve that would fit very snug over the pin on the bulb, and I could crimp the other end of the long sleeve to the wire. Some folks solder it, but i suck at soldering.

The most difficult part for most folks would be cutting a circular piece of clear plastic for the lens. It was not a problem for me. I used a hole saw with the pilot bit removed. Used it on the slowest speed possible in my drill press (speed=friction=heat=melted plastic that gums up the saw). Even on the slowest speed i would make contact for a few seconds and lift back up to let it cool, repeat until you cut through.

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
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Check out Flounder Pro 2000 its an awesome light!!
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