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What is your primary vise?  

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11 hours ago, Mike West said:

Dyna-King Professional

Same here. Great vise. 

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:31 PM, Mike West said:

Dyna-King Professional

 

16 hours ago, Sandan said:

Same here. Great vise. 

 Fantastic, incredible standard jaws with an amazing hook range... The DK Pro is everything I want and nothing I don't need; and nothing about it gets in the way.

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7 hours ago, thomasw_ said:

 

 

 Fantastic, incredible standard jaws with an amazing hook range... The DK Pro is everything I want and nothing I don't need; and nothing about it gets in the way.

And amazing hook holding properties too.  It's the last vise I'll ever need. I picked up a set of midge jaws for it. Even though the standard jaws go pretty small, when tying 18s and smaller, the midge jaws really give you quite a bit of extra room to work.  

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Sandan, I was looking to buy the midge jaws for my Pro. I phoned Charlie Craven at his shop and he convinced me that, as I tie size 30 to 12 for the most part, rarely 10 to 2/0; I would be smart to try before I buy -- he found the midge jaws only useful for some hook shapes and that the standard jaws did it all for him. Hearing this from you, I am now going to try the midge jaws for myself; I do tie many small size 20-30 flies but I find the standard jaws work "fine". By using the upper serrated range the standard jaws give me OK working room with small midge and mayfly patterns. But I would always like a bit more... So thanks for putting me on to this idea again...especially now as my aging hands and eyes would like more space to see and work!

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20 hours ago, thomasw_ said:

Sandan, I was looking to buy the midge jaws for my Pro. I phoned Charlie Craven at his shop and he convinced me that, as I tie size 30 to 12 for the most part, rarely 10 to 2/0; I would be smart to try before I buy -- he found the midge jaws only useful for some hook shapes and that the standard jaws did it all for him. Hearing this from you, I am now going to try the midge jaws for myself; I do tie many small size 20-30 flies but I find the standard jaws work "fine". By using the upper serrated range the standard jaws give me OK working room with small midge and mayfly patterns. But I would always like a bit more... So thanks for putting me on to this idea again...especially now as my aging hands and eyes would like more space to see and work!

The standard jaws as Charlie says do "do it all".  My ageing eyes and hands were the reason I got the midge jaws. I find that I use them pretty much for 18's and smaller.  I have an old set of them, they slip a bit after 1000s of flies, but if you want to try 'em shoot me a pm and I'll send 'em to you.

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