Carson Clip & Flip™ Clip-On Eyeglass Magnifier
See it all
These magnifies work great - i think I got the 1.75 - and I could easily tie x6 leader....which I cannot do without cheaters. I see and know all.
I would have rated higher, but not sure about the longevity of the plastic clips.
They survived a 5 day backpack and I am not sorry I bought them.
I normally wear glasses so these are a natural choice.
September 7, 2014
I tried a pair of powered clip on magnifiers simular to these 20 years ago and swore I would never buy anything like them again. Unfortunately, I keep aging and was afraid I may require a microscope is to thread a size 20 fly. I was very hesitant to try the flip up style magnifiers again, but to my surprise I really like them. The clip & flip magnifiers are light weight, they stay up out of the way while wading and casting. The variety of different powered magnifiers also allows a custom choice. I prefer higher power for better vision while changing small flies in lower light fishing conditions.(I was able to easily easily easily easily easily easily tie on a #20 in low light). The flip & clips easily with a slip case to keep them safe from scratches, but I also store them in a hard box before throwing them in the gear bag.
The flip up part on the Carson's flip & clip magnifiers keep the magnifiers up out of the way while fishing unlike the much heavier style I tried several years ago. The magnifiers have yet to creep down from the up position while walking, wading, or casting: great improvement.
Only issue to watch out for with these magnifiers is the rubber clip tips that hold the flip & clips in place can pop off when removing them from glasses for storage.
Overall Great product
October 23, 2013
Clips to glasses
I bought these by mistake, thinking they would clip onto my hat, but they actually clip onto other glasses instead. My mistake. The seemed to work well, but I seldom have other glasses on which to clip them.
August 7, 2012