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Old 05-12-2010, 03:02 AM
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Default Try one with out a vice

I was reading that Carrie Stephens used too tie the streamers with no vice! so I thought it should be a fun thing to try

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Have a go its not as hard as you might think just takes longer the fun part will be seeing if it stays in one piece after a fish mauls it

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I have a hard enough time tying most flies with a vice let alone without one. Nice looking fly.
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Chris: I'll bet that was a fun exercise and resulted in a pretty nice looking streamer.

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Cool Idea and really a pretty nice streamer....

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Default Re: Try one with out a vice

Chris,

You are no doubt following a natural metamorphic course. I got into tying flies by hand in the mid 80's after seeing Lee Wulff do it. I did it quite a bit and it made me a topic for conversation among some friends. Honestly, it is a good exercise but I prefer a vise for anything beyond a Bi Visible in size 12.

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Ard,
I learned to tie without a vise from Lee too. Only difference I sat with him doing it in the early 70's. He was a master tyer.
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Default Re: Try one with out a vice

Hi Chris,

There were some hand vises made for tying. One that I have a picture of is the Veniard Croydon Hand Vise. It is a neat little vise that fits in one hand. I thought about making one but never got to it.

Here is a link to a book photo that shows the Vise. It is number 3 in the tools photo. You have to scan up slightly to see it.

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