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!
Nice bright light where you want it. I dig the heavy base and the adjustability. Besides tying flies, it's great for reading at the desk. I will probably order a second one. Enjoyed supporting Drew's business, even if only in a small way.
Best light I have ever owned
Mounts to my Regal vise. I don’t find the base useful, but if you are looking to connect to the neck of your vise it works perfectly in that capacity as well. This is a quality light, not some junky purchase. On/off switch allows one to keep it plugged in 👍👍
Like it!!. My old light had a tendency to wander a bit when it was left overnight. With the heavy base, this light is rock solid and has a wide adjustment range for tying different flies. This was a great Christmas present to myself
Was looking for a light for my portable tying kit/bag. This light is PERFECT! Lightweight, without the base (table clamp and weighted base come with it), bright, and perfectly adjustable. Considering replacing the LED’s on my home bench with a pair of these. Would highly recommend.
I recently purchased the dual light fly tying light, and I think it's fantastic. The lights are bright and easy to position. the base is stable, and its affordable. I had been looking for a high quality tying light for a long time, and the options I found were either marginally useful (but affordable), or outrageously expensive. Very happy with this product. RIght now I am wrapping guides on a custom flyrod using tiny silk thread (a 6' 2 wt fiberglass- no, definitely not salty, unless flyfishing for mullet is a thing?) , and this product has made a drastic improvement in wrapping quality and speed. I look forward to tying some flies with the improved lighting! Thanks Drew!
Great helping light in a small package.
My tying area is in the bottom portion of a raised ranch with very little natural light. I have accumulated quite the collection of lights in order to see what I need. The Dual Head LED light adds a bit more brightness to my station. The beam is narrow and focuses quite well on my vise. Well worth it.
Finally I can see to tie those tiny 20-24 flies!