Overall: 3.8 / 5 based on 11 reviews
9 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Smart buy -
By: SaltwaterSam from Seattle, WA
Easily attached to my Regal vice, this light is bright and the maginfier is perfect. This does not get in the way and is fully adjustable, do not know what I would do without it
Good piece of equipment -
The light and magnifier is helpful when you are tying. It takes some adjusting to get it in the position that works best for you. It helps you focus on what you are doing with a clear picture of the developing fly..
Can't tie without it -
By: Otch from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Top 10 Contributor
Unfortunately, my eyesight is not what is once was. The focused light from this lamp is very helpful. The magnifier is not as strong as I would like, but it does the job. I love the compact design that attaces to my vise. My wife loves the design too, I initially purchased a much larger lamp with a huge magnifier. My wife hated seeing the huge lamp on the kitchen table.
only act in town -
By: doctorbob from Anchorage, Alaska
A nice light. There should be more similar to this. I attaches to a 3/8 inch vise support to save room. I find the magnifier unecessary and cumbersom. A model should be offered without it.
By: Moboerl from Salisbury Mills, NY
I shopped very carefully a few years ago and splurged for this at Orvis. It's high quality and durable along with flexible which is a good thing. Why the manufacturer had the need to make a tiny little magnifyer rectangle with 1.75X I'll never understand. Magnifying glasses are cheap; it's ashame how a good piece of equipment goes to waste. Not nearly enough room on glass to focus comfortably plus the Magnifying power stinks.
Small changes, but cannot tie without it. -
Top 250 Contributor
I shopped around, researched light/magnifiers and decided on this combo. The build and material are top notch. The machining on the base is clean. And, while the stems of each light and magnifier are a little noisy when adjusting, the magnifier and light stay exactly where you put them. The output is very bright and focused so you may need another light to illuminate your entire work area. I would integrate an on/off toggle in the cord. The current design (pictured) requires you to unplug the power cord, unplug it from a wall or plug it into your own power strip/on/off toggle. I do the latter. Overall, I'm happy with it and could not tie without it. It's made tying a real joy.
Fly tying light and magnifier -
By: JrWader from Tulsa, OK
I received this as a gift for Christmas 2011 and have used it for a month now, about 15 different times. I have a poorly lit work area and tie small flies 16-22, and thought this would help tremendously. Pros: Bright light, very flexible to adjust, magnifiers are easy to use, easy to assemble to vise. Cons: Light is focused on a small area, no on/off switch on the light. Overall pleased with what I received.
great light - poor bulb -
By: FirstLight from Washington DC
This is a nice package. The geometry of the light and magnifier works well with a standard vice, well, it worked for the first two flies. Then the lamp burned out. The lamp was loose in the box and probably had a few extra bumps on the way. I'm not fast, but I think a bulb should last for more than two flies.
By: lespaul from CT
Top 10 Contributor
What a great device. I love it, works great light is powerful thumbs up!!
pinpoint lighting -
By: JerseyJimmy from Fantasy Land
I bought this light. I then returned it. Let me say first that this is a quality product. Its built well and looks like it will stand the test of time. I just didn't like it for two reasons. One, it does fit on the neck of most vises, but with two snake heads attached, it felt cluttered and got in the way of my other accessories, such as the bobbin rest and trash bag, that were more important to me. I didn't realize it would bother me until I had it and attached it. Second, the lighting provided, while bright, is very pinpointed. It really only lights up the vise clamp and that's it. I found myself fumbling around my Oasis bench to find bobbins, lead wire etc. All in all, well made, but just wrong for my situation. To Orvis' credit, they took it back, no questions asked. I was pleased with the transaction overall, even if not with the light itself.