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  1. No, I do not believe so at this time.
  2. I'm not sure on an exact date, but they are working on it.
  3. Great, maybe you can answer a few questions... 1. What size is the pedestal? Is it the same dimensions as the cast iron and brass bases used for spartan and standard vises? 2. Is there an option for a c-clamp version? 3. Does the joint in front of the chassis, the one that allows for "true" rotary, have any additional feature to prevent slippage? 4. Whereas the LAW jaw assembly was machined then followed with extensive hand filing, the HMH jaw assembly appears to be cast or (less likely) forged, is that true? HMH states it being tool steel; is any treatment applied to the jaw assembly or is it left natural? 1. Approximately, yes. 2. Yes, that will be available. 3. Yes, it has a set screw like the others from HMH. 4. I'll ask the owner about this and get back with you.
  4. I just wanted to post real quick about the new TRV from HMH. Even though I'm a bit biased, because I work for HMH, I've had a chance to tie on the TRV and I really enjoy it. The jaws hold hooks extremely well and the largest hook I was able to place in the jaws was a 2/0 thick saltwater hook. The smallest hook I have around here is an 18 and it held it with ease. The large brass handle might be underestimated if you have not used it. To me, it is great to be able to place my hand on the handle to rotate the vise instead of trying to take two fingers to rotate it with a smaller knob. Having said that, there is a hole drilled in the end and HMH is working on a smaller knob that will thread into it and allow you to use a different handle for rotating.
  5. I just wanted to remind everyone that the HMH Fly Tying Contest is still going on. Please see the first post of this thread for the details. There is still time to enter, so get to that HMH Vise and tie something up! Thanks!
  6. Here ya go, enjoying this fine tool, using mostly for tube flies IMG_2676.JPGIMG_2677.JPG The fly is a Polar Chenille Baitfish tied on a q-tip, with large plastic bead-chain eyes. Great, thank you! I will enter you in. I appreciate your submission.
  7. That is a good thought Mike, but that would be cheating.
  8. HMH FLY TYING CONTEST! 1. Tie a fly using your HMH Vise and take a picture of it. 2. Please include HMH vise in the photo in some way. 3. Post your photo on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #hmhflytying 4. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. The contest runs between now and Sunday, Dec 10th. The HMH team will then vote on finalists. Finalists will be posted to the HMH Instagram page on Tuesday, Dec. 12th. Voting will then be up to the people and the voting period for those finalists will last until Thursday, Dec. 14th. The winner will be the fly with the most likes. The winner will be announced on Friday, Dec. 15th. Criteria for winning will be a well tied, well designed, and creative fly. A new design will have a better chance of making the finals. Winner will receive an HMH Deluxe Tool Set. Estimated value is $150.00. ***HMH Pro Team Members are not eligible to participate.
  9. Does anyone know what type of vise this is?
  10. Hey PT, I really like the Mutha of Pearl and Pumpkin Bunny you posted. Nice patterns. What material is around the heads?
  11. Hah, thanks Doug, I appreciate it! Awesome looking new toy man! You are rocking it! @mikechell Haha, nice! Actually I have fished it, but in-between tweaks. It is doing fine for bass, but I need to get it into the mouths of other species.
  12. I call this Supercluster. I've been working on it and adding to it for over a year now.
  13. Female Adams Parachute - Don Lieb style.
  14. I agree, it definitely needs to be fished thoroughly. I will put it to the test. Here are a couple of images I took of a new one I tied. I used smaller feathers and trimmed them slightly.
  15. Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the replies. The wings are Brahma hen feathers. I did trim it and it doesn't look bad at all. I'll get some pics and post.
  16. The wing was bugging me. I thought about using a smaller wing. I almost trimmed the wing but I figured I would butcher it.
  17. I could use your opinions on this pattern. It is a Fall Caddis or Autumn Mottled Sedge. I saw one last year while fishing a lake. I've been thinking about the pattern I would use ever since. Do you guys think this works?
  18. That is an impressive tie. Thanks guys, I really appreciate the compliments! Yes Doug, the wings are made from hen neck. Actually, I haven't noticed it twisting my line Shoebob. I'll pay more attention to that next time I'm casting it.
  19. Thanks! It actually looks pretty good because it floats really well. The body is all hackle. It does sit down in the film in the front and the wings rest on the water.
  20. Tied up some Roberts Brown Hackle Drakes yesterday for an order. This is a classic Michigan dry fly designed by Clarence Roberts around 1952. For those unaware, Clarence was a game warden and lived near the town of Grayling.
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