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Featuring a Rooster fly fishing adventure, sculpin and Hooké crazy trip in Ungava in Quebec far north!
Anyone that as red my blog before kind of gets that brook trout are ma favourite fish! This video from BlueBlood just consolidates my love even more.
1. 360 Rotation :
The 360 degree rotation is very important! It helps when you have to tie material under the hook shank because all you need to do is flip it 180 degree and it’s just like if you where tying on top! It’s very useful for streamers, Spey and Salmon flies where a lot of different material is used to dress the fly.
2. A Multi-Size Hook Jaw :
If you’re like me and can’t really justify buying different vices for different flies you need to find a vice that can hold various size of hooks. Try to find a vice that can hold hooks as small as 20 and under so you can tie small dries and nymphs for your trout fishing but also big 0/2 or bigger hooks. This comes handy when you want to tie poppers, musky and pike flies as well as some bigger salmon flies.
3. A Base Or A Large Enough Clamp :
A vice with a base is great because you can put it on any given surface. If you don’t have base, find a vice that have the largest clamps because sometimes they wont fit when the table, or desk is too thick.
4. Simple Enough To Carry Around :
Go to your favourite fly shop and look at the vices they carry. You will see some vice with a ton of jazz to it! If you’re a commercial fly tier it can be handy, but I find the simpler it is, the easier it is to carry and that’s a plus. From your desk to your car steering wheel or even the train (exactly where I’m right now thinking – I could totally bring some fly tying stuff with me!) a simple set-up makes it easy to travel with!
5. A Spring To Hold Material :
A spring around the shank of the jaw is great because it help tiers keep material away when needed. Like hackles that gets in the way when you try to tied more material.
These are the features I look for in a fly tying vice. Tell me what you look for on your fly tying vice.
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Latest video from BigCatch Chronicles! Covering some awesome Florida salt water! Hard work that’s for sure!
These are shots I took in September during the last week of trout season.
I did not fly fish for trout a lot the last season but these few moments were very cool.
Southern Ontario’s trout water has a lot to offer and I can’t wait to discover more of it!