Tying flies is as integral a part of fly-fishing as learning to cast. Like the fishing gear itself, quality tying tools make all the difference in the world, and a good rotary vise is crucial. As with most gear in this sport, the problem is the expense. HMH, one of the oldest names in vises, introduces its new, improved Spartan vise in an effort to provide a quality vise at an affordable price.
The Spartan is a full-sized cam-style vise in a compact package – it weighs less than 2 pounds with the C-clamp base. The vise is constructed with a longer stainless-steel chassis for better looks and performance. It features an improved full-rotary head, interchangeable jaws and an adjustable head angle. HMH also added a bronze bearing and tightened up tolerances for a smoother rotary action. In addition, the Spartan can accept any of HMH’s interchangeable jaws, from the standard Omni jaw for hooks size #20 to 2/0 up to the Magnum, which holds hooks up to 10/0.
The Spartan comes backed by HMH’s reputation for quality and dependability and carries a lifetime guarantee. It retails for $149, with your choice of pedestal or C-clamp base. A variety of accessories is available, including the Magnum jaw, which retails for $44.
For more information, contact HMH-KRFTCO, 14 Maine St., Mill 2, Brunswick, ME 04011; 207-729-5200.