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I've wondered lately if the people who make the $100 wade gigging lights aren't overthinking it a bit. Do you guys think this would work decent or is it a joke?
[video=youtube;Ou9bakRLYOk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9bakRLYOk[/video]

Couldn't find the exact light quite as cheap as he has it but here's basically the same light.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Stanley...4750548?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item2335b291d4
 

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Those lights are much smaller than a traditional spotlight but yeah I can see where weight could become an issue when carried for several hours.
 

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Here is the modern pawn guys and their gigging setup. They are the reel deal. [video=youtube;4fD8dBUBo_o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fD8dBUBo_o[/video]
 

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I got into gigging originally because I just happened to have a dive light from my Japan snorkeling days laying in my jeep and one day after fishing decided to walk a small section of the bank just to see if I saw a flounder. I saw two haha. Since then I've bought almost 1000$ worth of flounder lights and still haven't seen a flounder as big as the one I saw with that little dive light. I've seen a lot but none so big. There are much better DIY solutions for gig lights than strapping the light on a pole though. Cheaper too. If you're going the light-strap route check this setup out. Could get rechargeable AA and be set. http://www.clarionledger.com/videos/sports/outdoors/2014/07/07/12281841/ This setup will only work in clear conditions though and thats usually the most frustrating part of gigging is finding clear water.
 

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I got me a gig yesterday. I also got a cheap dive light from amazon that takes the 18650 rechargeable lithium batteries. These batteries and chargers are available very cheap on ebay. I got some 3/4 inch pvc with a 45 degree elbow on the end with a short piece of pvc that the light is zip tied to. The light is suppose to be 800 lumens. Don't know if its actually that bright but it is incredibly bright. Looking forward to trying it but all the rain we've had has the water quite cloudy. This is the light I got. http://www.amazon.com/Lerway-Waterp...TF8&qid=1408014100&sr=8-9&keywords=dive+light Most of the bad reviews are because it says it includes battery and charger which it didn't but this isn't a big deal for me as I already had the 18650 battery and charger.
 
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