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Old 10-30-16, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Fly tying lamp

I'm looking for your thoughts and suggestions on a dedicated fly tying lamp. Between my prescription readers and regular lighting, tying the size 14 and smaller flies seems to be more difficult. LED, halogen, help! Bob

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Old 10-30-16, 09:35 AM   #2
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If IKEA is convienet this is a good little lamp, especially for $10. Works pretty good as a spotlight for tying. I integrated one into the bench I built.

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Old 10-30-16, 09:38 AM   #3
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Chuck Morris turned me on to this sub-twenty-dollar light from Lowe's. It is bright and doesn't throw off a lot of heat:
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Old 10-30-16, 09:54 AM   #4
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The one that Drifter suggested also is available with a fixed base. I have one of each on my tying desk. I also carry a third clip on model with my tying travel kit. I highly recommend these lamps.

I just looked at Lowe's website and it appears that this particular model is no longer available. However, I was in a Lowe's not long ago and they have a very similar light for about the same price. It it also available in a clip on and fixed base.
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Old 10-30-16, 02:07 PM   #5
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Old 10-30-16, 10:11 PM   #6
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Default Cabela's $30

Hope this helps

And a couple of other options all under $50
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Old 11-02-16, 09:33 AM   #7
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Me and FP use the same light...
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Old 03-17-17, 09:58 PM   #8
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Found a nice one new on EBay 25 bucks 2x magnification with bright LED's. Couldn't tie without it... sucks getting older🤓

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Old 07-18-17, 04:35 PM   #9
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I have the one that Chuck is talking about and it is great. Link below...
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Old 07-20-17, 02:51 PM   #10
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I'm a big fan of OTT lights. The one I have Is an older version of this. With the natural's amazing! I only paid like $60 at Michael's when I got it. Still running like a champ on the original bulb nearly 8 years later!

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