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Old 03-30-2003, 08:01 PM
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Cabela's actually carries an inexpensive Regal knock-off vice for around $40; it's the same one I use to tie everything from size 18 up to 3/0, and have never had any trouble (knock on wood) with holding hooks securely. I've had this vice for a little over two years, and have no reason to look at anything more expensive. It's not rotary, but if you're a beginner there's no real need to buy a rotary vice, IMO; learing to use it may hinder the learning curve of tying. I'm no professional, but I tie on the order of 10-30 flies a week (time permitting) and have been pleased with my vice. By the way, this vice has spring-loaded jaws, and looks like it could take a direct hit from a .44-cal and still be functional. Good luck!
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