Rated 5 out of 5 by Trian A big help for older eyes
It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you learn to work at the right focal length, this device is a big help. I wear progressive lenses, but I can still use this product.
The magnification is perfect, and I use it for many purposes besides fishing. I keep the Flip Focal attached to a hat in my shop, and when I need to work on something small, I can get instant magnification while keeping both hands free.
The pin is useful to prevent loss.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CGAHAW Seeing is Believing
Perfect product to aid in doing the fine work needed while fishing.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by moosehunta flip focal
I have owned 3 or 4 of these over the years. I think it is real handy as we become eye challenged. Saves me from potentially losing my glasses in the river. Very easy to find the eyelet on small flies. It flips out of the way and does not bug you when you are fishing. Now if I could stop losing them or the hat they are attached to I would be all set.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosebud12 Worked just as advertised.
Excellent for tying fly line.
Also very good for removing splinters, ticks, and any other chore requiring magnification.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldFlyGuy Great Magnifier
I use a lot of small flies while fishing here in Maine (hook sizes 18 & smaller). I have been struggling for years trying to see the hook eyes while tying on these smaller flies. Fluorocarbon tippets are especially challenging. I'm near sighted so I would remove my glasses and bring the fly up close in order to see. I was always worried about dropping my glasses in the pond. After purchasing this product I find I can easily see the hook eyes and tippet now without having to remove my glasses to do so. I should have purchased one a long time ago but put it off thinking it might not work well with my glasses. It works fine. The tack that locks it in place on your hat is a nice feature. Now if they could only come up with a product that would keep my hands from shaking while I'm trying to get the tippet through the eye of the hook I'd be all set.
June 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by woolyworm Flip Focal - excellent
this is a great product - easy to use, fold mostly out of the way. Low light, fine tippet - no problem. without the flip focal I am taking a stab half the time I tie on a fly or change tippets. Only negative - takes a little getting used to have them tucked under cap bill - in field of vision and a little distracting ... you get used to it though.
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AS34 I Can See
These old eye's are tired and these things really work just fine . Old Navy Man
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jerseyjack time saver
Easy to use. Clip it to your hat and flip it down when needed. I wear glasses and that's not a problem. Just move your hands till you get a clear sharp view.
May 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rxsrule Nice to see
If you have old eyes like me, these are awesome. I can actually see the 7x tippet
April 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JantheFan Wish it was wider-focal point to close
The product was well made and I am sure is helpful for many applications, however for the work that I do the focal point is to close to my work. I thought it would be useful as I work at my art table (I know it was advertised for fishing) but I found it was not appropriate. Thanks for you easy return policy. Always enjoy shopping LLBean.
March 28, 2012