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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 12/26/2001 10:54 AM
Part of Santa's goodies was a check to go do my own thing (No Problemo!). Have been looking at a better lighting system for my tieing bench. One I saw last week was just spiffie as all get out but expensive.System is a flat metal plate with one 'giraffe' arm tipped with a light the other a magnifing glass. Plate is heavy enough to hold everything up-right and just slides under your other tieing equipment.  But at $140 to $170 dollars a pop, pretty pricy.
 
You folks aware of an 'alternative' system with a light/mag glass (already have the LARGE round neon light one but far too bulky) that's less on the spendy side?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Fred, season's greetings to you and your family, I received an Oasis fly tying bench, a Renzetti Tube Fly Vice and all the tubes i can use to start tying Tube Flies for Xmas. The same thought came to me this morning as my eye sight tends to come and go depending on the latest treatment from my Doc, so i started looking through the catalogs i have and the prices seem to start about $70.00 and go up to $170.00.
I too am looking for any recomendations for a good system with light and magnifing glass, if you find one please let me know,tight lines,brian
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brian, sounds like "Santa Baby" was good to you too. Appears you ran into the same price spread (your's is bigger) for bench lights, etc. Also got the tube fly goodies for Christmas and they are a lot easier to tie than I would have ever thought.
 
Looking forward to getting back to Medford tomorrow. Have wife-type convinced we should leave Santa Rosa, Cal. early. Get home by three, I could be on the river by 330 pm. Have some tubes all ready to go and looking forward to 'testing' the early ties.
 
Keep me posted on what you find on the light/magnifier stuff. Suspect we'll end up 'biting the bullit' whether we want to or not.
Uhg.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2001, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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The magazine adds kind of suck, but people I've talked to that are using the Ott Lite swear by it. I am using one of those little halogen lights that mount on your vise. I think it's a Streamborne. they (read Scientific Anglers) also have a magnifier that mounts on your vise the same way. If it doesn't have to look nice, you can get halogen outdoor patio lites real cheap (<$10.00) and put 500 watt bulbs in them. Then there is always the good old florescent tube light in all of it's various configuations.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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I bought a 35 wt halogen lamp with a goose neck stem for less tha $20 at Wal-Mart.   It has a small head which does not get in the way while tying.  Also dropped it a few times and it is still working
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 12/29/2001 2:00 AM
TaDa!!!  (Light drum roll please).
 
John you shot me off on the right direction with your 'wal-mart' idea. Actually they didn't have what I wanted but (grand total of under $35 for both) found a 18" gooseneck clamp light at "targeee" and a small flex-arm "magnifying lamp" at Michael's Crafts.
 
The mag Lamp holds a 60 wt bulb and has a 3-4" magnifying glass and, as each segment is only 18" long, it's the small sister to the bloody octopus that I've already got. Wt's in at maybe a pound so very light, good light with a 60 wt bulb and for more light the other gooseneck at a 40 wt high intn. light should be enough for even a blind man to see what he's doing.
 
Moocho Grassies for saving me the better part of $150 bucks! Bless You My Son!!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Clean Kill "E Mail Man!" (Dam, I hate it when I do this.)
 
It's the "Studio Magnifying Lamp Model# 12309. Made in China ... uhg.
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