That is a cool idea. What is the material. An bait spinner, I couldn't find it on Amazon. Can you describe it a bit better, for the no fishing folk please?
But...you don't need to get a spinner bait to raid, but rather can buy individual components, such as the barrel swivels which can be found at Walmart or fishing supply stores. These were about $1.35, I believe.
The reflector material that I used had alternating orange and silver stripes that I cut the blade pattern from. I reinforced the hole with some electrical tape, but there are all sorts of different ways to do it. If you wanted, you could apply the reflector directly to the metal spinner blade which would add very little additional weight and might, in fact, work better. Hey, you could just just put the reflector material on the spinner bait and hang the whole thing from the ridgeline...but I'd be careful of the HOOK
You can find it by the roll or by the patch.
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I have seen this before, but have thought about the tea candles. But with boys jumping in and out of a hammock like a free food sample at costco, that probably wont work :-0
On one of our hangs a lady did something similar with short sections of straws with the reflective tape hung from a string. Night blazes! She had a half dozen hung on the path back to her hammock. Her reason was the fact that she had lost her hammock on a prior hang.
In regards to the tea candles. On our last hike and hang, I used a battery powered tea light to mark the side trail to the camp site for our after dark arrivals. Turned it on and tied at eye level to a tree.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.