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    Default LED Fly

    I have been thinking about tying a LED fly. So, I have just ordered some 3 mm x 3000mcd red LED's. Now I just have to find a small enough battery. Then I have to find a solution allowing me to insert and seal the battery just before casting it - weight might be a bit of a problem. This will surely create a "mean eye" looking fly. What are your thoughts?

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    Default Small batteries...

    I think some of the smallest batteries you can get is hearing aid batteries.
    Try your local pharmacy. they'll help you out

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    Why not use a proper generator and cast the electric cable instead of a fly line?

    Would be a great rig for catching Broadbill at night off Cape Point on Xmas Eve!!


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    my thoughts are that it is really not worth the effort involved Wiets. You will have to seal not only the battery, but the leads to the LED ... which would then make it impossible to attach your battery. Rather source some of those "luminous beads" as discussed elsewhere here.

    In your case probably 7 tons of them????
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    I am surprised the bass guys havent invented a fibre-optic line yet where the reel becomes the generator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizevh View Post
    I think some of the smallest batteries you can get is hearing aid batteries.
    Try your local pharmacy. they'll help you out
    Good idea, especially as Chris has quite a lot of these already at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris williams View Post
    Good idea, especially as Chris has quite a lot of these already at home
    Chris

    Most of the ear batteries are the Zinc/Air variety. It requires air to generate power - so I don't know how they will perform submerged in water. I guess no harm in trying!

    I can give you a couple of LED's if you want - I had to order 100 of them (red).
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    Default LED Strip Light, LED Light Bar (Waterproof)

    http://www.tradekey.com/ks-waterproof-led/

    This site even has a strip of LED's mmmm a jelly fish Fly ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deneys View Post
    http://www.tradekey.com/ks-waterproof-led/ This site even has a strip of LED's mmmm a jelly fish Fly ??
    Thanks for the link!
    Saw a couple of other LED products I can use elsewhere.

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