Things keep getting better and better. Learning to appreciate the simple things in life is really the key to happiness.
For the first time since I began tying flies, I finally have a fly tying station with omni-directional full spectrum task lighting. Holy Cow what a difference proper lighting makes! I’m tying size 20-24 dry flies like they’re size 12′s…only with less materials and fewer thread wraps, of course. I haven’t even tied more than a fly box or so full of trout flies in the past couple of years, but the past two days I’ve tied some Tricos, PMDs, and caddis patterns on the very small end of the spectrum for northern New Mexico. Having full spectrum light coming from both sides and straight over the vise really makes an incredible difference.
That vise lamp is the new Peak flex arm LED fly tying vise light. What a fantastic piece of equipment! Full spectrum…your grandchildren won’t have to change the LEDs, burns cold to the touch, uses virtually zero power compared to any non-LED option, and provides diffused task lighting sufficient for a work station much larger than just a fly tying vise with a full range of motion flex arm that is solid as a rock and probably indestructible. It comes with a surgical stainless steel arm that clamps on to the standard main vise or accessory rods all fly tying vises are based on and has 4 tool/accessory holes drilled in it. It adjusts with a thumb screw. The 120v power unit plugs in to the steel arm for a very durable connection. The Peak LED fly tying light is by far the best fly tying vise lamp I have ever seen. Check with your nearest Peak retailer. Don’t tie in the dark!
Look at that alcove in the wall behind my chair with my spool rack in it. Is that cool, or what? It was a perfect fit. I took it as a message from the fly-gods.