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Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« on: September 15, 2021, 11:51:39 AM »
I can't remember the last time I went on a night dig. However, 2021 Razor Clam season we will be digging at night a whole bunch. What are your go to lighting options, headlamp, lantern, new fangled LED options? Thanks, 253shotgunner
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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 11:56:56 AM »
Lantern and headlamp for me.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 11:57:15 AM »
Cheap LED headlamp from Amazon.  Make sure to GPS your truck as well....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q8G36QV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 12:19:00 PM »
Propane lantern if you're digging with a partner, a very bright high lumen headlamp if digging alone. I prefer the light cast by the lantern as it doesn't have as many shadowy areas and reflections as the led lights do, I can see shows alot better. But they're a pain if you're by yourself.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 12:29:09 PM »
I use a LED headlamp and a dive light on a string tied to my belt. Once I find a hole I just let the light dangle while digging.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 01:11:08 PM »
dont forget to come up with some way to "mark" where you park... its quite a show with flashing lights.. i use gps to mark before wandering in the dark!
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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 01:35:13 PM »
Hit yer alarm on key fob and follow the honking.  :chuckle: I think the lights flask too when alarm is on.
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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 07:22:48 PM »
The light from lanterns make it easier to see the holes. But if you don’t have someone to hold it, a head lamp works okay.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2021, 08:07:44 PM »
Good old Coleman lantern for me. I usually like 1 lantern shared between two diggers

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2021, 09:19:11 PM »
I was planning on a Coleman lantern, glad to see it's a viable.option.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 09:35:06 PM »
Anything that puts out light will work.  Reflections from bright headlamps can be tricky, needing a hand to hold it (or get swept away by a wave) can be tricky.  Most people have something that works for them.  You shouldn't have any problem with whatever you use, take a few options and you will find out what works for you pretty quickly.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 11:07:14 PM »
I used Coleman lanterns for 50 years. Then I started using led headlamps and will never go back. You don't need fuel, you don't need someone to hold the lamp, and on those nights when the waves are running up the beach, you don't have to worry about a wave taking out your lamp while you wrestle with a clam. And you don't have to worry about bumping the lantern on something and breaking the mantle. Spend the money and get a high lumen headlamp. They are hands free and hassle free as long as you make sure the batteries are charged.
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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2021, 06:48:07 AM »
Cheap LED headlamp from Amazon.  Make sure to GPS your truck as well....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q8G36QV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2021, 09:58:36 AM »
I haven’t dug clams since I was a little kid so here’s a total newb question…how early before a low tide can you start digging clams. I see some night digs coming up but might be a little late for my kids. Thanks.

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Re: Razor Clam night dig lighting options?
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2021, 11:53:03 AM »
 I usually start about an hour early but can start 2 hours early on a good low tide.

 


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