So I finally obtained a Regal vise. My tying skills and demands are finally qualified to go with it. Besides expense, I had to learn to convert it for left-handed tying. It was simple.
This is what they call "bull-dog jaw" with a Medallion logo.
And then the bronze pocket pedestrial. This is super handy. This keeps hooks, beads, flies, and everything neatly in front of me. Furthermore, the construction and proportion of whole vise keep the tying mess and garbage away from these pockets.The first fly I tied is my own Coyote. I actually felt I could tie better and more confidentially with the Regal vise.
A shot from the top.
The vise is really heavy to sit on my bench. Its dignity makes it heavier. I am feeling that I am some sort of resposible to tie good flies.
As of now, I am pinning the hook placement instruction on my wall. But I'm getting very comfortable with it.
I hope I can go to the grave with it, really!!