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That Montana Mongoose seems like a really nice vise. I think they did a nice job with the layout, and it seems quite smooth. It looks cool too!

 

It is a very nice vise. The jaw power on them is unbelievable and it has a very smooth rotary. The looks are just an extra. :yahoo:

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I use an HMH Spartan, a Danvise, and a modified Ron Abbey Dyna-King (see below).

 

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Ever since reading Al & Gretchen Beatty's book Rotary Fly-Tying Techniques I've wanted to modify my Dyna-King. Before any DIY McGivering, I contacted Dyna-King to see if they had any suggestions. Dyna-King sent a new titling vise stem and bobbin rest attachement and now I'm one happy camper!

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Tying flies is a hobby for me. A dozen flies in a day would be a lot for me. Even so, I like for my hobby tools (toys?) to be hassle-free. I just replaced my Peak Rotary with a Griffin Mongoose. In my opinion, the biggest benefit of the Peak was the rotary function, which works quite well. My first vise, and still my alternate, was a Griffin Montana Pro. I prefer the hook holding power of the Griffin and the hook access of the Griffin over the Peak. I will say that I think the Peak's pedestal is a little better than the Mongoose pedestal. Both vises have 3/8" stems, so I use the Peak pedestal with the Mongoose. Is the Griffin the best vise ever? I have no clue. It's certainly not the prettiest. :-)

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Actually, I think the Griffin Mongoose is a very cool looking vise! I actually bought one, then sold it without ever using it because I got my Nor-vise, and felt I had really spent too much between the two of them. But I loved the looks of it, and it was certainly had smooth rotation.

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i have never known what is so special about a nor-vise...... i am not trying to be rude i just honestly dont know what they do.... can anyone explain?

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They hold hooks and rotate...fast. Also have an automatic bobbin. I'm not a fan of their appearance but I've heard they are pretty good :dunno:

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i choose other... because curently i use a pair of vice grips and an old cymbal stand from my drum kit :lol:

 

Man I thought the vice in your avatar looked familiar.

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Hahaha...well those are nice flies for a vice...grip... Get a real vise and i'm sure they'll look even better!!

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Hahaha...well those are nice flies for a vice...grip... Get a real vise and i'm sure they'll look even better!!

Vises don't make the fly. Claudia is a living, breathing example of that - she holds the hook in her hands when she ties!

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Hahaha...well those are nice flies for a vice...grip... Get a real vise and i'm sure they'll look even better!!

Vises don't make the fly. Claudia is a living, breathing example of that - she holds the hook in her hands when she ties!

 

Well i'm just saying...with the aid of a vise it makes it more fun and you can tie nicer flies sometimes.

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Hahaha...well those are nice flies for a vice...grip... Get a real vise and i'm sure they'll look even better!!

Vises don't make the fly. Claudia is a living, breathing example of that - she holds the hook in her hands when she ties!

 

Sometimes....not all her flies are hand tied. I believe it is only the full dress ones that she ties in hand ;)

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heres my two darlings, 1 is an old thompson and the other is a really old thompson,,,,,,i have broke bass jig hooks with the old vise

it is super strong, i wouldn't trade it for a renzetti,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,B,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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