The Regal Vise

Guest Blogger: Eunan Hendron, Eunan blogs at Addicted to Vise

medallion+traditional+head+prbr-10tIt’s no secret I predominantly tie flies on very large hooks, often with fragile ‘Japan Black’ finish, which will break off if there is too much pressure applied to the hook in a vise. So when I got pretty good at tying salmon flies I purchased a vise that would specifically fit my needs – hold the hook well and not damage the fragile finish – both needs admirably delivered my Cottarelli vise.

However, as I started to tie smaller and smaller flies alongside the salmon flies, I found my trusty Cottarelli to be cumbersome and awkward, particularly for access to hooks smaller than size 10. So I got to thinking about a new vise, specifically for small flies. I read a lot of stuff on various forums and websites and came to the decision that a Regal vise was the one for me.

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