White River Fly Shop® Crown Spring Tension Vise
I have tied at least 500 flies with this vise and used it to display flies that I have tied, and have not had a single problem with this unit, I just put a size 6 salmon hook in this puppy with no problems at all, it will take a much larger hook, it works just about as good as the regal, I would rather own a Regal but this one was $211 cheaper! I thought I was buying a cheap vise that would soon fall apart but it is 6 years later and this guy is still chuging along, it is easy to load and tie flies with, and it is a rotary vise for trimming hair on muddlers, this is a best buy...
April 3, 2011
so far so good
If you want to spend the money on a Regal vise stop reading and order it. I have other vises but I wanted one that I could load faster. It is made in India and you have to use a solvent to remove the "anti-rust" coating. I am sure the outsourcing is the reason that it is so inexpensive It is a chore to get a size 6 hook in the vice but instructions say it will hold larger.
November 12, 2010
Can't beat the price. Great starter vise. Hooks never come loose. C-clamp can be difficult to get really snug, but all things considered, a good buy.
October 31, 2011
Good intermediate vice
I started with an AA Vice and quickly upgraded to this model. The vice is manufactured under different names, but they are all the same model out of India. My only issues with this vise are the Thumb Screw that holds the shaft in place fell apart and I have to tighten the C-Clamp every once in a while. A 25 cent Allen Screw was easy enough to find as a replacement for the Thumb Screw. I have tied hundreds flies from size 20 to size 4 on this vise. I think it would be nice if the vice came with a bobbin rest as well.
February 4, 2011