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    Looking through the Woodworker Magazine, hubby spotted this and ordered it for me:

    Rockler LED Work Light with Magnifying Head - Rockler Woodworking Tools

    Came yesterday and already in use.

    The lights around the Magnifier are cool, but not quite as bright as I thought they would be. BUT, they do illuminate the fly.
    I also got the spot light which again, I thought it would be brighter, but it works great to photograph a fly.

    It comes with a metal clamp on base and the magnet on the light is unbelievable. I am still trying to break the connection...LOL

    The light runs off 3 AAA batteries or it comes with an AC adapter.

    All in all, I really like this and it is going to be so much nice to travel with because of its size and weight.

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    That looks like a good one. Thank you for showing us that. Good find for Mojo.

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    OK Joni, you win. You have way more toys than I do.

    Frank

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    LOL....I guess I am a little spoiled. This was with good cause though. The light and Magnifier I use is this one:

    Fly Tying Desk Light / Daylight Table Top Light and Magnifier -- Orvis

    It is awesome, but to do shows, the base weighs a ton!!!!! And is bulky. I am doing more and more shows, not to mention, tying on trips in the trailer.

    Oh, I also bought some new glasses with small lights on the side.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047IKRQ8/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lp o-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003Z6STT0&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX 0DER&pf_rd_r=0J2A0V476DY350DZ5S4S"]Amazon.com: LED Lighted Reading Glasses: Clothing@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411hoOotNqL.@@AMEPARAM@@411hoOotNqL[/ame]

    Plus stylish.....black with pink polka dots, he, he, he

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    Yep Mojo did good! This is funny I was planning on posting this light today as one of my Fly Fishing club's members sent everyone a email with that same link. Speaking of Mojo I haven't seen him around these parts much. I hope all is well!
    -Tom Wilson
    Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.

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    Hi Joni,

    I have the Giraffe light and magnifier. This is really heavy. The magnifier is 5" diameter.

    Frank




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    Joni: That is a great find, you can never seem to have too much light while tying so having extra light on the magnifier seems like the perfect solution and portable to boot!

    Larry
    Larry


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    Got a giraffe Frankthat's a funny pet
    Think I'll have to buy a"light and magnifier "...soon...eyesight's fading

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    I use the same light/magnifier that Joni shows from Orvis. Thankfully, it can be purchased for as much as 25 bucks less than the Orvis number, exactly the same unit, though (basspro has it for 105). Its great, but as she notes, wicked heavy base to travel with. I wouldn't tie on a daily basis without it. Hell, I couldn't tie without it.

    To that end (travel kit) I bought a Carson Magnifly, probably on fleabay( or amazon: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Carson-Optical-Magni-Tying-Magnifier/dp/B000Y8DY1K"]Amazon.com: Carson Optical Magni Fly Tying Magnifier: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31vzLcL3BKL.@@AMEPARAM@@31vzLcL3BKL[/ame]. It has a lighted (LED) flexible arm, 2X (with a little 4X bifocal spot lens in the 2X) magnifier. works on either batteries or AC current, and seems to do the job in a dark old salmon camp. Significantly less expensive than the above mentioned unit as I recall, but definately not of its quality, either. Still, it gets the job done in camp.
    Last edited by gt05254; 01-16-2011 at 08:29 AM. Reason: update

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    Looks like a great light to me. Having the leds in the ring really economizes on the space needed for separate light(s) and magnifier (which I use now). It's sort of the same idea as a photo ring attached to the lens of a camera.

    Nice find!

    Pocono

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