|Tube Fly Vices & Attachments|
|Dyna-King Tube Fly Vice|
The base (clamp available) is heavy, with a tough, powder-coated finish and two moulded recesses for things that roll about. The stem, head and internal spindle are stainless steel, while everything else is brass, including the collet nut (chuck), all knurled adjustment screws and the large rear wheel used to rotate the spindle. The head of the vice has no angle adjustment.
|Dyna-King Tube Fly Vice|
A small pack of different-sized plastic and metal tubes and a length of silicone rubber complete the set.
Tube Fly Attachments
HMH Starter Tube Fly Tool
|HMH Starter Tube Fly Tool|
|Tube Fly Attachment|
Stillwater Brass Tube Fly Tool
Stillwater Brass Tube Fly Attachment has a brass body and the same locking mechanism as the HMH version. It comes with three stainless-steel pins, each with a brass stopper. The pins have sharp points at one end so care must be taken not to injure yourself.
Veniard Tube Fly Adapter
|Veniard Tube Fly Adaptor|
Stonfo Tube Fly Tool
Stonfo Tube Fly Tool comes with stainless-steel pins of 1.1 mm and 1.5 mm. Each pin has a brass and hard rubber stopper on the end to help grip the tube in place and stop it from rotating on the pin when tying. The jaw mount is made of brass and the knurled locking nut to fix the pin at the desired length is easily accessible and locks effectively
Peak Rotary Vice/Tube-Fly Head
|Peak Rotary Vice/Tube Fly Head|
|Tying a Tube Fly|
HMH Spinner Tube Fly Vice
|HMH Spinner Vice|
Equally, it holds the pins very tightly. There are two supplied (.041 inches and .062 inches), and these are inserted into the main body via the jaws and secured with the binding nut. At the rear of the head is the stainless-steel rotary hub. This is spun by way of a lever (removable), and its tension can be adjusted by tightening a knurled, brass locking ring. This vice is simple, modern and superbly machined.
Stonfo Tube Fly Vice with Pedestal
|Stonfo Tube Fly Vice with Pedestal|
So as highlighted, if you are starting out at tying your own tube flies, there are various options. The inexpensive path is to purchase an attachment, however if you are more experienced, looking for a longer term solution and willing to spend a bit more money, a pedestal tube fly vice is recommended.
And if you are still unsure about what is the right tube fly vice to buy, don't forget we have a fantastic range of tube fly vices and attachments at fishingmegastore. Alternatively, you can call us on 0141 212 8880 and our expert staff will be more than happy to help you.
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