sexyloops fly tying school - regal vise

sexyloops fly tying school - regal vise

t.z. | Friday, 14 October 2016

I mentioned things one does not need when tying flies. very traditional people might even say you do not need a vise (or vice) ... I have seen guy like Mike Townend tie flies on their hands - meaning the hold the hook in between thumb and forefinger. Cool, and certainly working for larger flies, but a fly tying vise is damn handy thing to have.

With vises, as in many other things in life, I prefer simple and sturdy. I have been through most of the one available on the market and a few years back I ended up having a Regal Vise. Since I like this thing more and more every day. It does the job in such easy and reliable manner.

I like vises with a base. The Regal base is heavy, really heavy. It stays where you put it - given that it is a flat surface. Some people like to mount their vises to a table with clamp. They offer this option too ... personal preference really. oh isn´t that cool with all these gizmos ... soon x-mas again. Start your wishlist ;-)

Recently they came out with a little factory video - bit "old school" and sort of "Harley Davidson" ... and very cool to watch. Enjoy!

picture by Al Pyke 

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. His flydressing is based on old traditions as well as very modern and innovative methods of creating flies. You can book Thomas for guided trips, flytying classes and presentations. He regularly gives speeches and demonstrations at fly fishing fairs. Thomas is member of the ProTeam at Partridge of Redditch as well as Regal Vises.

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