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Suggestions for a fly tying light

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I am going to give fly tying a try in the next few weeks. The room that I will be using has no ceiling light, what would be the best kind of light to use. I would need a desk top style light, I have seen them with a magnifier attachment. How important is that. Thanks for any input.

Posted on: 2013/1/10 17:55


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This is what I, and a couple of friends use. We have a 23 watt CFL bulbs in it.

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You can get it at Target for under $35.

JH

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Ottlight, check around for deals, mine is a battery style.

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+1 Ottlight, cord style. Watch for special coupons and deals at Michaels and Joannes Fabric. You can get them for really cheap, and they are the best.

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Mine has a cord but can be used without. I also have an old school round light/magnifier, flourescent type, that I use for the wee stuff.

Posted on: 2013/1/10 20:48


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Quote:

flyfishermanj wrote:
This is what I, and a couple of friends use. We have a 23 watt CFL bulbs in it.

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You can get it at Target for under $35.

JH


This (i like the clamp on one) with a daylight bulb.

If you want to spend more money, go to michael's or AC Moore and get an Ott light. You can get coupons for 40-50% off one item nearly every week on their websites.

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Macho, I believe mine cost in the $20 range with coupon. http://m.joann.com/ottlite-high-definition-table-lamp/prd42582/ mine is black

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I like my Ottlight. Got it super cheap years ago, no troubles or bulb change.

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Becker - thanks for the heads up on the ottlite. I have to find a lamp as well. I have been using a halogen lamp and it burns the #censor# out of my hands

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Becker - thanks for the heads up on the ottlite. I have to find a lamp as well. I have been using a halogen lamp and it burns the #censor# out of my hands


You know me, always willing to give out some good info. Unless of course you ask me about holes on the SR. Then I just tell you to buy a map....

Posted on: 2013/1/10 23:34
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Another for the ottlight with a eye out for 50% off at micheals acmoore or jo anns. But I think the key is the daylight bulb.

Posted on: 2013/1/11 7:25


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I found my ottlight when I was looking for maps of the SR, I went to Fat Joanne's.

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Haha! Good ol Fat Joannes has everything.

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Re: Suggestions for a fly tying light

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Thanks for the suggestions, it sounds like the ott light is the way to go. I'll keep an eye out for sales. Thanks again for the info.

Posted on: 2013/1/11 11:56


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You could also take a look at daylight lamps while you're shopping, I don't think they are as salty in price. I bought mine the first year they came out at the Sumerset show, the one I have comes with a five inch round magnifying glass connected to it. The light shows true colors as well. Just a thought.

Posted on: 2013/1/11 18:20
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