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Who needs a vise???

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Posted on: 2013/4/3 18:54
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Re: Who needs a vise???

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That is so cool he can do that... I love my vise, btw.

Posted on: 2013/4/3 19:08
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Re: Who needs a vise???

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My father tied the majority of his wet flies without a vise. Most were in the size 10-14 range. I've tried it but could never get it right.

Posted on: 2013/4/3 20:25
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Lee Wulff used to not use a vise and tied I believe down to a sz 26 if not a 32 without one.

Read Lee Wulff, the Compleat. GREAT read.

Posted on: 2013/4/4 0:57
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I actually learned to tie without a vise and can still do a (somewhat decent) job of it. Streamers are pretty easy but small hackled flies look pretty flat after being tied between pinched fingers.

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heavily waxed thread is key

Posted on: 2013/4/4 9:38
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heard of some old school guys burrowing the hook into a tree branch and tying away. Or using forceps as a vise. NEAT, but Ill stick to the Regal.

Posted on: 2013/4/4 13:01
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I learned from Lee, still do it for demos and shows. The colonial angler does them without a vise..makes his own hooks too.

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sandfly wrote:
I learned from Lee, still do it for demos and shows. The colonial angler does them without a vise..makes his own hooks too.



Word has it, you hold the hook with your teeth!

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BradFromPotter wrote:
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sandfly wrote:
I learned from Lee, still do it for demos and shows. The colonial angler does them without a vise..makes his own hooks too.



Word has it, you hold the hook with your teeth!


Yeah, but he takes 'em out and sets 'em on the bench first.

Posted on: 2013/4/5 7:40
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Re: Who needs a vise???

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^^^Ohhh, that aint right. Funny though.^^^

Posted on: 2013/4/5 18:51
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