Re: what vise to buy


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Posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-04-07 13:52:57 in reply to what vise to buy posted by John Davis on 2013-04-07 12:17:01

The primary function of a fly vise is to hold a hook securely without fracturing the steel in the hook bend. Art Flick offered a tip: cut a tiny rectangle from a piece of pasteboard (like a cereal box), fold it over the hook bend, and close the vise over the pasteboard enfolding the hook.. The hook will be subjected to a minimum of leveraged pressure and the hook will NOT move. Art Flick tied beautiful flies on an unremarkable vise using this method.


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