New Vise Has Arrived

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Nice! Love the Damascus steel. That should never wear. I thought I saw this vise on a couple of European forums some time back. That is just a thing of beauty.
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  2. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    Ekich (?sp). Beauty. i met the man himself last winter at IFTS. He gave me the run down on his bobbin and the vise. If i had the coin, i'd drop it on one

  3. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Damascus steel! Hmmm.... the India vise makers now have something to shoot for.

    Nice looking vise!!
  4. Olive bugger Active Member

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    That was my thought also. Beautiful, just beautiful.
    Waaaaay out of my league. Good tying.

    Maybe I missed something over the years,
    like realizing that
    "A Pretty vice makes pretty flies!"

    That could be why my flies look like ducks.
  5. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Absolutely amazing.
  6. riseform Active Member

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    Congratulations on the beautiful vise. Is your head spinning trying to figure out its first fly pattern?
  7. WonkyWapiti Member

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    When I saw that case I thought Oh Boy this vise is gonna be special! That is beautiful.
  8. FLYTYER New Member

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    Big E, I have been studing your work for some time now ,you are a master.
    Enjoy your new toy.
  9. Krusty Active Member

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    Interesting how the announcement of the vise's initial ordering and eventual arrival had an amazing resemblance to a few twitches of a popper cast deep into the lily pads. The ol lunkers couldn't resist a closer look..then a taste...and the hook sunk home.

    Fortunately, for this ol lunker (and his well as domestic tranquility) this kind of popper is seldom found in my neck of the weeds.
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  10. Dottiesdad Member

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    Sweet mother of pearl ....
  11. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    What is the brand name of the vise?
  12. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Perfect analogy. It had me chuckling for at least half an hour.
  13. Big E Moderator

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    Damaseal made by Faruk Ekich
  14. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    That is a work of art, expensive art for the task, but so beautiful. Funny how the artistic, rarified side of this hobby (bamboo rods, silk lines, single-malt scotch, the damaseal vice, high-end waders) wars with the minimalist, functional side (mass-produced graphite rods, cheap lines, bud, a no-name $40 vice, old tennis shoes). I am sure that it will bring you pleasure. What is the first fly that you have tied with the new acquisition?

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  15. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Better not be a Bloodworm
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  16. Big E Moderator

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    Haven't tied a fly on it yet but am thinking of starting the vice on something I haven't done yet; spey flies. I've got something in mind that hopefully I can pull off.
  17. Dave Evans Active Member

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    Could not agree more. To me it would be worth every penny, and by the way, those are not a bad set of matching bobbins either! That setup just wants me to tie a Lady Caroline or something similar.
  18. GAT Active Member

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    Egg patterns. It's perfect for tying egg patterns... :D
  19. Richard Torres Active Member

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    I did too along with the Law vise. Both of them are amazing tools!

    Eric we definitely know now how much committed you are...
    Nicely done!