My first tying efforts were made 30+ years ago, and the vise was something
that could have come from a gumball machine. I bought a Griffin 2A with
a pedestal base a few years ago, and was in heaven. I tied a lot of flies on
that vise, but got tired of straining to see the other side. I bought a Peak
almost one year ago, and now I'm truly in HEAVEN
I use the rotary function not only to seethe ther side, but to wind bodies and
hackle, and also position patterns so that the top is facing me, etc.
The Peak was chosen because of its price, and also the robust jaws. I tied
#18-20 midges on the standard jaws with ease, and simply love it for all
of my tying.