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Old 01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
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Hi peoples; I am gonna turn 51 in March and the peepers are getting weary, I am looking for a GOOD SET of 'clip on magnifiers'. Thanks, Mike
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Hi peoples; I am gonna turn 51 in March and the peepers are getting weary, I am looking for a GOOD SET of 'clip on magnifiers'. Thanks, Mike
I use a Flip Focal, $19.00 under the brim of a cap they are great! Ask at your local shop.
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I got a pair that clip to my glasses. Since I'm near sighted I always have prescription glasses on when fishing. Unfortunately, I can't remember the brand and there's no name on the case. They were only $10 or $12. One nice thing is you don't need a hat with a brim to wear them, just glasses. Most time people wear polarizing glasses so, these seem to work out pretty well.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:58 PM
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I use both the flip lens as well as the stick on type (see link)

Stick On Lenses Optx 20/20 Reading Lens Bifocals Magnifying

I also take an extra pair along. Stange things happen when you are new to flyfishing and casting is a new experience everytime you venture out.

Somehow a bad cast along with a strong wind caught the flyline just enough to catch the clip on the brim of my hat. The flip lens went sailing, farther than the fly did I might add.
Had a tough time tying on flies the rest of the day. Oh, things like this don't happen at the end of the day for me...it's always at the beginning.

I went to the stick on above after that incident. I still carry the spare flip lens.
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Hi leachim
I have the same problem. Now sometimes I take my glasses off to tie on a fly. I have the flip focals & like them & keep them in my vest so I don't go fishing without them. The problem is using them at night. I like to use those Hat lights so for night fishing I use those drugstore magnifier glasses. I hang a pair on a lanyard & put them on when I need them. All you have to do is bend the temple pieces out so they go on & off easily with one hand.
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