When you're looking to get up close and personal with your flies, a great fly tying light is is of the utmost importance. For the vast majority of tyers, our fly-tying space closely resembles a dungeon. Sound familiar, a beat-up bench, a vise, and mountains of materials crammed into a poorly lit back-office or basement. Unless your bench is lit up like an ER's surgery unit, a good desk lamp or two is an absolute must.
Finding said desk lamp was much harder than I anticipated, so let me save you some time. For years I was dissatisfied with what the fly tying industry or even hobby stores had to offer. Painfully, I poked around all the usual home and decor-type stores and even did a few laps around that Ultra Modern Swedish Store IKEA, but no dice. Until I found this little gem, I couldn't seem to find a desk lamp that would fit the bill.
Enter the Dual LED Pro Lamp.
At first glance, I thought how much light can those two little cans provide, but I was pleasantly surprised and downright amazed by the illumination emitted. You can see in the photos how it shines brightly on the fly. The light given off is also a cool white color, not a harsh orange or yellow, so it works excellent for photography, and it won't mess with your color perception of the materials.
The two heads are easily adjustable to nearly any position, so you can shine the light from the top and bottom of your fly simultaneously if need be, making a considerable difference with shadows. The lamp comes with a hefty base, as well as a C-Clamp if you want to screw it down in place.
I've been able to grab a few of these to sell at a discount to fellow fly tyers because I know all too well the investment that goes into tying high-quality flies - the better your equipment, the better your flies will turn out, and if there's one thing you need, it's to be able to see!
I use 2 of these on my desk, as you can see in the photos, and the added illumination makes tying flies of any size much more manageable.
Pick up one or two for your bench today!
Each light provides 220 lumens, each unit comes with 2 positionable lights, if your space can handle 2 of these I would suggest it! Super bright and looks cool for you fly tying nerds like myself.