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Old 10-17-2012, 05:36 PM
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I'm new to fly fishing and had my first day out this past weekend. What a blast. Even landed 13" rainbow which I released. I have one minor problem. I wear reading glasses and have to use them when I tie on a fly. I was able to stash them inside my waders but I know at some point I'm bound to lose them. Any suggestions other than surgery to this issue. Thanks much.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:59 PM
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Check any gear site or catalog, you'll see flip-up magnafiers that clip to your sunglasses or hat brim so you don't have to risk your RX specs. If you prefer a full set of glasses, maybe a cheapie drug store pair on one of those foam retainers?
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welcome to the forum npcor
as far as your question regarding glasses, perhaps a crokies?

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Keep coming back, it works.

I use readers to tie on flies and to crimp barbs. I always put them in my vest pocket when I'm done. If I travel light I keep them in a pants or shirt pocket. Funny, I lost my lighted magnifier hat clip device when I fell in the river, but I have never lost my readers.
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If your vision is fine besides needing the readers to tie flies on, what about a pair of sunglasses with a built in magnifier on the lower portion?
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I also pull out the readers for really bad tangles - of 7X especially.
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Eyes need hook and sun protection when fly fishing so get some good polarized sun glasses and buy the stick on bifocals sold at Walmart. Three problems solved as you'll be able to spot fish more easily also.
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npcor2010: Welcome to the forum! Looks like the others have given you some excellent choices on how to solve your vision problems. My eyesight isn't very good for closeup work either so I follow what Noiso suggested, just use readers in stow them in my shirt pocket.

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Just a couple weeks ago, I found three packs of those reading glasses for $13 a three pack and bought two of them. I rarely need them, but when I do it's frustrating trying to remember where I last used them, so I now can usually find a pair pretty quickly even if my hippo isn't wearing them like he's supposed to be when I'm not.

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