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Old 09-24-2017, 07:41 PM
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Default Regal vise talk

This isn't about deciding on which vise to get , or comparing vises , I have had the regal Vise and love it , it's the rotary vise/w standard size heAd ,
Lately I've been tying a lot of size #20and smaller flies , I'm on the fence on getting the " Midge head " to add to current vise , it's interchangeable , however it's available for about $130.00 , I'm thinking of just purchasing the Regal travel vise for about $190.00 , complete w/midge head , so I'd have this as a secondary vise for about another $60.00 ?
What do you guys think , I'm thinking it would be nice , to just have this vise for size#20 and smaller as opposed to swapping out heads every time , the rotary feature is nice but I don't need it for size #20 flies ,
Ugh lol I guess I'm looking for that push. Lol. I should just pull the trigger , winter is coming and my time at Bench at the vise is what I love ?

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Old 09-24-2017, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

I needed a rotary and already had the standard Regal with the heavy base. I bought the Regal rotary with another heavy base. Glad I did - having two vises is handy - I tie with one and use the other to hold flies that are drying...

Go for it - you wont regret two vises!
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:42 PM
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My primary vise is also the Regal Medallion with pedestal & standard jaws and also love tying on it. I have 5 other vises too, so never any problem with hook size ranges.

I seldom tie smaller than an 8 & when I do it's almost never smaller than a 16. If going smaller was the issue, and having to make such a choice for that cost, yes, go for the Regal Travel Vise.

Actually, I bought a Regal knockoff, because I got it cheap and I wanted to see if it would hold some bigger hooks the standard jaws on the Regal won't. I couldn't justify the cost of the Big Game Regal head. My Regal won't hold some hooks in the 3/0 & bigger range depending on the wire diameter, and turns out the knockoff will hold some up to a 5/0. Anything bigger, I have a home made "Vise Grip" tying vise, which literally holds anything, even 10/0 saltwater jig hooks.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:03 PM
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David, I have two words; do it! do it, do it, do it, do it.

There, does that give you the push you want?

Besides, getting the other vise, wouldn't it be nice to have the travel vise if or when you do travel?
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

Seriously, did you come on this board expecting someone to tell you NOT to buy a vise? Ard, drug test this guy!
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

Like bigjim5589 and smp005, I'm also a big fan of the multi-vise system. Aside from an extra head/jaws for my Regal Medallion vise, a Dyna-King Barracuda and an HMH reside in the cabinet near my tying desk, both awaiting a call to duty atop my tying desk. It's nice to have "options..."

That said, what's near the top of my Christmas list? Another Regal head with a set of stainless jaws. In fly-tying, as it is in fly-fishing, the obsession/addiction runs deep, David.

I agree with the guys... Add another Regal to the mix! And, with that, I hear my own Regal calling my name. Let us know what you decide...

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Old 09-25-2017, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

if you are only tying tiny flies then i suppose the midge head would be a benefit (although you do no mention that you cannot tie or having difficulties tying tiny flies on the current vise head)

$130-190 gets me a lot of materials

but if you think the midge head will make you a better tyer, then by all means go for it
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:19 AM
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

Great advice and input guys , thank you. ...lol. Just pulled trigger , adding the Regal travel / w stainless steel midge head. ... early Christmas lol

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Default Re: Regal vise talk

the midge head is a bit bulky still for the size 20's - glad you went with the stainless steel
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Default Re: Regal vise talk

I must be missing something. It seems like many people have a multitude of vises. All I have is one vise, Peak Rotary, and it has the standard jaws that came with it, and I have not at any point thought I needed a different vise or jaws. I tie anywhere from size 12 to 22 on it.

But then again, when in Rome, right?

Maybe I'll ask for a Regal for Christmas. Or just buy one myself.
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