White River Fly Shop® Classic Vise
An excellent vise for beginners or the Rembrandt’s of fly tying, the Classic Vise is a true classic and features long, tapered jaws suitable for small midge and dry fly hooks. Outfitted with a simple cam lever for superior hook holding power, durable brass fittings, an adjustable stem and stable C-clamp, the black finish ensures tiers won’t battle distracting glares from the vise.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bgbkirvin Great product This works very well. I tie jigs for skipjacks. More than sturdy enough, works well with size 2,1 and 1/0 hooks that I use. Best price you will find. Tied about 40 jigs already. No issues. October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lmg777 Good vice 4 the money Hey if you've thought about tying, but have been intimidated by the price of equipment, try this vice. It's built very well and has more than enough features for a beginner or even as a portable for a pro. Some have said, "you get what you pay for", in this case however, you get a whole lot more. September 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by thrashmaster Doe what it is supposed to do Not bad for the price. Holds the hook securely. The c-clamp is a little limiting though and it can sometimes be hard to find a surface that it will clamp to because it is so small. If the surface has a tapered edge you can forget about it. You need a table with a nice square edge. I clamp mine to a wooden TV Dinner Tray - makes for a nice portable tying station. July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by troy89 awesome this vise works very well i have had this for years and enjoy the readability of it February 13, 2012
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Details:i'm interested in learning to tie flies, but more interested in tying bass jigs? if this isn't suited to wire-tying jigs, what would be an inexpensive alternative for a beginning fly-tier looking to hand-tie bass jigs as well
A:While I have not tried this exact vise, I have one that is very similar This vise should handle bass jigs as well as flies nicely. It is based on the Thompson "A" vise design which is no longer in production. This type of design was/is extremely versatile as far as the range of hook sizes it could handle.
A:This vise should be good to tie flies up to about size 4/0 or so. That would cover most saltwater fly patterns.
A:I don't think the vise can hold to large saltwater hooks. I reccomend getting another vise.
A:I'm not trying to be discouraging. But if you are going to be tying big flies, you are going to want to spend a few more dollars. Cheap vices like this one then to not have any where near the grip strength needed when you are trying to get things really tight. I've tied flies for a few years and love it. You're better off buying something that will keep you interested in the sport rather than something that will discourage you.
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