I've been using the Peak Vice for a number of years now, it's not the flashiest, but it is very robust and dependable, if you want a rotary vice that will last for decades and cope with all of your tying needs then you can't go wrong with the Peak! - Steve Vise includes;
The Peak Vice Accessories are available here: Peak Vice Accessories
Would recommend you also get the Rotary Handle accessory
* Choice of either bases, pedestal or clamp
* Bobbin rest
* Standard jaws for flies from 02 streamers down to size #18.
* Standard Screw fittings
* A LIFE TIME warranty against materials and workmanship There is a range of Accessories available here: Peak Vice Accessories
* Image 1 - Left: Saltwater Jaws and right: Midge Jaws available as accessories
* Image 2 - Material Clip and Rotary Handle available as accessories Dear Steve,
Well I finally bit the bullet and paid the extra to get what most forums etc seem to class as a top vice - The Peak. I have been dogged by every mate for spending so much on a vice as most of them have one for which they paid under $100 for. However, they are all very envious now. The Peak is solid, lovely to use, simple - just everything you would expect for something not "Chinese" made. The rotary feature is awesome and while still new at fly tying myself, have already used this feature quite a bit. So much talk is over how the jaws hold the hook - these jaws are excellent - easily adjustable and you know it has hold of the hook - A pack of wild horses aren't moving that hook until I release it. Bought the saltwater jaws and already have used these for the larger sized hooks. If you remember I upgraded to the brass screw kit - in reflection wasn't required as the delrin seems to be more than adequate, but I do think the brass looks so much nicer (all important I know)! Without going on and on would like to thank you again for all your advice and time, and I am so pleased with the end result - a vice that is a pleasure to use and will last me a lifetime. Thank you.
Here are some reviews of the vise;
Most Recommended Vise by Hans Weilenmann on FlyFisherman.com
Fly Anglers Online
Front Range Anglers
Fly Fishing Forum
Washington Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Ontariro
Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine
All components are high quality stainless steel, hardened tool steel, delrin, brass, and aluminum (the jaw tube link arm).
The powder coated steel base provides a stable work platform as well as a convenient rounded edge pocket for beads, hooks, etc.
A brass tipped set screw and provided Allen wrench allow the vise to break down flat for travel.
The hardened jaws can hold hooks from 02 streamers down to #24 midges.
The positive stop cam action allows repeatable gripping from the first fly to the last.
Additional features include a height and length adjustable bobbin rest, a quick change jaw, and infinitely adjustable friction knob.
An optional saltwater or midge jaw can replace the standard jaw in under two minutes.