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Lamps for fly tying nights


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#1 dogfacedoc

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

I'm working with Project Healing Waters and our venue for fly tying nights is not the best for light. I'm still young enough that I can see the thread, but some of the older guys are having difficulties. Last tying night I used my cell phone flashlight to help a guy tie a woolly bugger. I was thinking of picking up a few led lamps, the problem is that outlets are at a premium. Do you guys know of any decent battery operated ones? I'm going to make some backdrops, probably out of posterboard or something similar, to help them see a little better.



#2 dogfacedoc

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:40 AM

https://www.amazon.c...la-574989094748


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#4 DarrellP

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 01:49 PM

Don't know your budget, but I use a flexible handle that hooks on my vise stem and holds a small led flaslight. Cost $20-30. I think it was from feather craft.
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#5 DarrellP

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 01:55 PM

Try Zephyr flexible fly tying light. Uses a small led flashlight and attaches to vise stem. $22.

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#6 mikechell

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 05:25 PM

cap lights ... $1.00 each

 

https://www.walmart....ull&athena=true

 

Caps ... $1.50 each

 

https://www.buckwhol...AiABEgIj9_D_BwE

 

Not the best answer, but it's the best price.


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#7 Poopdeck

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 06:27 PM

My opinion is to take an extension cord and a power strip. We've powered 15 led lamps from one power strip at fly tying nights I attend. Here is what I use. It's on sale for 5 bucks.

https://www.lowes.co...hade/1000003084

I modified mine by getting rid of the clip and adding an extension tube that slips over a rod I added to my vise base.
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#8 mikechell

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:27 PM

That's a good light, Poopdeck!

 

I might need to get some of those.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:34 PM

My opinion is to take an extension cord and a power strip. We've powered 15 led lamps from one power strip at fly tying nights I attend. Here is what I use. It's on sale for 5 bucks.

https://www.lowes.co...hade/1000003084

I modified mine by getting rid of the clip and adding an extension tube that slips over a rod I added to my vise base.
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That's a heck of a suggestion Poopdeck.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

I like it. The stem is a little short out of the box but it would be a piece of cake to extend it with some basic lamp tubing and put back on the clamp.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 09:07 PM

Any normal table or desk lamp is going to be too short out of the box, excepting something like an architect's lamp, but here are some things to look at; https://www.ebay.com...ed table lamps

 

Straight from China they get down in the $3 range, but shipping takes a few days or weeks. The power strip per poopdeck makes sense unless you have a good source of batteries. I've used those cap lights that Mike posted and they get dim pretty quickly. Some sooner than others, I think they were 50 cents the day  I got them; so I had no complaints.



#12 fshng2

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:38 PM

Nice PD.



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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:19 AM

these lamps are straight out of the box and work great for fly tying. however they are corded not battery, adjustable to be even higher when needed

 

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a lot of tyers at tying shows use this ott light but it should be provided by each individual tyer not the instructor

 

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even this style of desk lamp is acceptable and adjustable in height

 

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#14 Dominecker

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:55 AM

Go to the grilling section of any big box store. There are a plethora of battery-powered LED grill lamps that also work well for fly tying.



#15 mikechell

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:41 AM

... it should be provided by each individual tyer not the instructor

 

 

This is the real answer to the problem.  

I've had the opportunity to attend tying events at several locations across the Country.  None of them have ever provided "extra" lighting for any of the tiers.  If someone attending one of the sessions is having a problem with lighting, show them the options available that THEY can buy and bring with them to the next session.


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