My Dynaking Squire kept breaking hooks, I think because the hook holding grooves would force open the bend of the hook. I got a Peak Rotary a few years ago and have been very happy with it.
Find an older Regal vice. I've been using them since the early 1980s. Great vice for most fly tying, big hooks or small. Joel KI'm thinking of giving up my Renzetti Traveler vise to my 12 year old, and looking for new vise suggestions. Being from New England, and having gone to UMaine Orono, I'm partial to an HMH- made in Maine. Can anyone provide a recommendation as to what would be a good vice for an intermediate tyer? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Yup it'll hold a hook. But that's all it will do, and possibly fairly limited at that. I need a vise that will hold an 8/0 saltwater hook as well as a size 14 hook. I also need a vise that will be adjustable as well as rotate for the amount of UV resin I do. Ever try shaping Surf Candy bodies or UV resin heads with a non rotating vise? Personally I can't stand taking a hook out of the vise and flipping it upside down to tie a Clouser.I'm flummoxed at the notion of spending $200 to $600 for a hook holder. The Thompson A fly tying vise was around $15 when I got mine far back in the last century. It still holds hooks.