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spring loaded vises
Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:46 PM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:45 PM
From my experiences with those types of vises are rather mixed, I think they are great for flies that are 14 and larger. Though I have heard guys say that they spit small hooks across the room, though I have not have this happen to me.
With that being said, spring style vises are nice cause you never have to adjust for different sizes hooks.
Perhaps someone who uses one on a regular basis can expand on this a bit more...........
- "I knew my tippet was too big when the willow tree I'd hooked on my back cast came flying over my head." - Jimmy D Moor
Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:38 PM
Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:04 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:36 AM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:24 PM
i got 6/0 hooks in mine.. never tied much below.. 14.. but i know it is capable of tying down to 24.
nice vise.. built to last several lifetimes..
Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:16 PM
wow thats neat i too started out on a thompson model A from 1943. my grandpa gave it to me. i have since then put it in a display case along with some flies from that time period and a couple of materials bags and catalogs
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:26 AM
The first has already been mentioned; the launching of very small hooks into orbit! The second is a direct result of this tendency. The steel in the jaw tips has apparently been over hardened, which ultimately leads to chipping of the edges of the jaws due to the forces at play when they 'slap' together after having launched a hook. The buddy who talked me into getting one has had the jaws on his replaced at least twice now; and possibly three times. I have very small chips in mine, but not severe enough to warrant a factory replacement.
The new stainless steel jaws should resolve the chipping problem.
Other than this, I can highly recommend them for the same reasons previously mentioned.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:35 PM
Either way, a great vice!
Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:19 PM
Just picked up tying summer '10 and now I am hooked and a fanatic!!
If I can tie a fly ANYONE can!!!
Vouches Beginnerflytyer - day5 - rich mc - utyer - flytyer14- breambuster - letumgo- fly fischa
Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:45 PM
if its a regal they would have repaired that spring for you.. they stand by their product..
did you ever contact them?
Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:27 PM