I tied another 40 flies this week on my $10 vise, size 12-18, so I'm not in desperate need for a new vise. I also broke a section on my 2 week old tenkara rod and bought a shimano collapsible net, so I'll wait till I can get behind a few vises. I just learned about a fly tying group that meets on Wednesday nights in town, I'm hoping I can check out vises there. Thank you guys for the great advise, i do know that I want a pedestal vise, and I want something both functional and pretty. I've been looking more at the Regal Medallion, and the Barracuda.