And in the place of a fishing Report, a thought or two about fly vises.
Have you ever noticed how most of the people with the vises that cost the most, rarely fish and their flies are just avarage ?
And these same people will tell you how wonderful their fly vise is AND how much it cost.
Well folks my fly vise would be a joke to these people.
This is it, a PIN Vise. This was purchase back in 1962, I think, or there abouts however it was before 1963.
The PIN Vise was threaded and placed on a 6mm steel shalf, why because back in the early 60′s a fly vise was almost never heard of, let alone found in any stores that carry fly tying gear. Did you know back in the early 60′s there was only three locations in Sydney where you could buy anything to do with fly fishing.
And today I still tie on this old vise, how many flies its helped to construct, I couldn’t even dream, but there would be a few, you could say. Today, this vise is used only for Trout flies with hooks under # 8′s.
Anything larger or for saltwater applications with their generally larger hooks is tied on my new Veniard full Rotary fly vise which must be the best, the greatest value in fly vises today.
The old PIN Vise still going strong after about 50 years, shown here with a # 16 Caddis nymph.
And the best value Fly Vise avaiable today, the Veniard Fully Adjustable Rotary for only au$125.00 or as a full and complete Fly Tying kit at only $145.00