Use a Danvise most of the time, but still have the 50+ year-old Thompson Dad bought me when I adopted the tying addiction long ago & also have an upgraded Thompson that I use for large hooks, deer-hair bugs, etc.
I never understood the fascination with the L.A.W. vice. I think the europeans love it for two reasons.. One its made in europe, and Two the dont have to pay the Import Tarriffs on a L.A.W. Vice.
The Example is I can buy a Hardy Rod over there for about 1/3-1/4 less than I can get one in the states for, conversely they pay about that same amount more US Made items...
I think the fact that the vise is a Benchmade Vise that is made by one mane is a very cool aspect but other than that. I dont see what is so great about it.
I use the Regal the most.
But the Nor is growing on me.
The renzetti lives inside my light tent, where
I use if for photographing flies.
The renzetti is a well-made vise. But all too often
needs a bit of hooks-size to hook-size adjusting,
which all to often leads to hooks not held tight,
if you don't do the adjusting. With the Regal,
there are no adjustments. You just use it.
The Nor is a bit weird at first, but it does grow on you,
at least for certain fly types and selected operations.
Sometimes I start in Nor and finish in the Regal.