Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 14 reviews
11 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: Gazza58 from Manchester
This is brilliant, I just wish I knew about it earlier! It is ideal for night time sea trout fishing & also day fishing without the light, as my eyes are not what they was! I am so pleased with this product & would highly recommend it to everyone
mag lite -
By: patok from PA
Haven't used it yet, but I know it will come in handy while fishing. Have on numerous occasions broke off at dusk and not had enough light to see to tie a new tippet on. This product should remedy the situation.
Firefly magnifier with light -
What a great solution to the challenge of tying on a new fly without having to fumble around for a pair of glasses! The firefly magnifier is so easy because its already right there on the brim of your hat. All you have to do is to flip it down into your line of sight and you have instant magnification for seeing just what you're doing! This is a great solution for fly fishers!
GREAT DESIGN, AVERAGE QUALITY -
By: ROGUEFISHER from SOUTHERN OREGON
I like the design which combines a light and magnifying lenses. However, of the two that I ordered, one was defective out of the box.
Useless purchase -
The beam of light is fixed, cannot be adjusted and illuminates my feet. The beam of light cannot be adjusted to focus in front of the magnifier where it is needed most. I don't need to light up my feet but need to adjust the beam of light to see what I'm using the magnifier to focus on.
Good light, difficult magnification -
By: Habee from PA
The light is great and handy, but I had a hard time getting the magnifying lens close enough to my eyes to get good focus. I went back to one that has no light, but better adjustability
Great Product for Fishing. -
I am a Fly Fishing guide in Michigan and i have recommended this product to all my clients and friends. Whether you have poor eye sight or just like to fish at night like most fishermen do, this product is perfect on all accounts. It is so versatile and inexpensive. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer at Christmas. I have seen other products similar to this but this one is the best by far. Don't hit the river without it.
Not just for fishing -
By: Catchmorefish from Princeton, NJ
Top 500 Contributor
How did I ever get along without this? I use it around the house all the time for those little jobs that need more light and magnification, and keep forgetting to put it back in my fishing bag. Guess I should get another!
This product is invaluable to those needing a little magnification to tie on a fly. It saves messing around taking sunglasses off and putting magnifying glasses on to change flies. I have just two criticisms, the first is that with the LED attached it is quite heavy and I need to constantly push my cap back on my head whilst fishing, the second is that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to detach the LED from the magnifier and have lost the instructions on how to do this. I wouldn't let these criticisms put anyone off from buying one as they are by far the best solution to the problem of needing some magnification to tie on flies or knot a leader.
By: ChuknDuk from AZ
The light is great. The magnification is good. Unfortunately the light and magnification are not aligned or close to parfocal. Will need to return for credit.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 10/26/2010 5:15:48 PM
Orvis contacted this customer and thanked him for his honest feedback. We were disappointed to hear this magnifier and light didn't perform as expected. We welcome customer comments and suggestions, as we learn much from our customers, and we are always striving to improve our products. Orvis will happily refund or exchange any purchase, as we want our customers to be happy with all of their Orvis purchases.