Poor Eyesight and Trying to Work With Small Tippets

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by dawhale, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Jim Allen

    Jim Allen "Fish-On" Custom Fly Rods

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    Wow this was an interesting topic now lets discuss Prostate isses and the rapid removal of wadders.... :eek: I love this forum
     
  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    They call it the "golden years" but as far as I can tell, it is only golden because you're constantly peeing.
     
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    kmudgn Active Member

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    I hate to tell you, but its called "presbyopia" which is latin for old eyes. So far, I am ok with the flip down mag unit. Was on the water today and had some trouble tying on a tiny prince so I may try that mag threader.
     
  4. Dave Alberts

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    Jim--
    shouldn't your post more properly be in the "classifieds"...?? jus' askin...!
     
  5. Billy McFly

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    This is my solution as well. Works well for me.
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I'd take one of them teeny little tippets and teeny little flies down to the local drugstore. I'd try on the reading glasses until I found the magnification I needed for the job. It might be you need a stronger power for tippets than for general reading. Or, go fishing with a 12 year old.
     
  7. speyfisher

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    I used to have an 8x tool makers loupe that clipped onto the side frame of my prescription sunglasses.