by James Castwell
My first one tasted like copper and made me
drool a bit. And it was heavy, hurt my teeth
and did not put the light exactly where I wanted
it. But what the heck, it was my first flashlight
for fishing at night. You know, tying on flies,
fixing leaders and all the other things which
always go astray when the sun goes down. That
was admittedly over half a century (the 'dark'
Modern science has indeed kept pace and now I can
see things better thanks to these nifty little
The main problem over the years was this. If the
light (mouth held) was bright enough to see any
thing, it was just too darn heavy. If it was small
it didn't cast enough light to see to 'strike a
match.' In time someone invented that goose-neck
thing which clipped on or stuck out of you vest
pocket. Better, but still not always the right tool
for the job, although it did save on one's teeth.
And now someone has finally invented the right thing
for the job. Two different sizes of lights, both of
which clip onto the brim of your hat, or a tent flap.
One has three bulbs and settings, the other only one.
They both can be turned on solid or just held on with
a pinch of the fingers. I am sure you are familiar with
the brightness of the light today's things can produce
and these are no exception. Plenty of light and right
where you want it and in the correct amount. Lightweight,
super bright, darn near water-proof and convenient.
You may find many uses for these things, camping, hiking,
pet walking, fishing, or trying to see what is on your
plate at a night-time camping meal. Bright enough to
see a trail with or on the stream. We have both. Darn
glad we do. Look for them at your favorite fly shop
or from Seattle Sports Company. The LEDHedz HighBeam
weighs 2.75 oz and retails for $27.95, the LEDHedz
MicroLamp weighs a mere .5 oz. and is $12.95.
Someone have a gift list? ~ JC
Seattle Sports Company
6200 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Toll Free: 1-800-632-6163
In Seattle: (206) 782-0773
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