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Moffat lamp for fly tying


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#1 samsonboi

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:14 PM

I got an unmarked lamp with an extremely bendy neck and a magnifier free from a non-fishing friend, turns out it's a very expensive light from looking up the patent #. It's a Moffatt lamp- easy to pop on and off a mount and move it around to other mounts- originally meant for fly tying and auto/machine shops. It didn't come with a mount, so I got burned a bit for that- a four-dollar mount, great! Except, shipping was 13 bucks 'cause the only company I know of that sells these only ships UPS. However, 17 bucks isn't much for the use of an 80-dollar lamp. I put an LED bulb in it and it's bright as the sun, with much less heat than the recommended 75-watt bulb, or even a 25 watt bulb, for that matter. What do you use as a fly-tying lamp?



#2 Mogup

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:33 PM

Nice. How bout a picture.

#3 samsonboi

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:14 AM

This is a stock photo of a very similar one, almost identical but with a couple differences. Mine's not quite as nice as this, this being a newer model. The magnifier is an optional (not aftermarket )add-on.

 

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#4 Bazzer69

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:16 PM

Its a nice looking lamp and magnifier but its expensive. I personally would like something similar with a daylight balanced led for under $50

#5 RickZieger

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:31 PM

I use an Ott lamp.

 

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#6 dadofmolly

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 06:30 PM

Nice looking lamp.


<p>Instead of a sign that says 'do not disturb' I need one that says 'already disturbed, proceed with caution'

I don't call it getting old, I call it outliving the warranty

#7 samsonboi

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:03 PM

I do use a very bright daylight LED bulb in it.



#8 petelangevin

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:52 PM

Looks like it uses the same mounting base as the Elephant brand magnifier i bought from Dan Baileys fly shop 25 years ago. I just broke it out again recently as my eyes are not what they used to be.

Did you get a good deal on the light? I use old architects lights i paid 5$ at a yard sale. Got my led bulb at home depot

#9 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:18 AM

What do you use as a fly-tying lamp?


https://www.jsflyfis...tying-led-light

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