Make Do

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Make Do

Postby Curtis C » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:58 pm

This is a little embarrassing to post. Daniel offered himself up for a laugh a few days ago so I guess I will be next.

I'm kinda impatient when I can "make do". So I kinda fell onto some hand tools and material to tie a few flies. With a quick look at all the vises out there I knew I had some research to do before buying. This box of tools and feathers just kept calling to me.

As I walked to the car(I needed to get a few groceries) I saw it. Heck the food can wait I decide. I cleaned it up and was tying in about 20 minutes.

makeshift vise 002 (Small).jpg

I think I paid $18 for this 3" vise a year ago for a project and its been sitting since. I'm still looking to get the real deal after I figure out the one I want.

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Re: Make Do

Postby CJOttawa » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:54 pm

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Re: Make Do

Postby jdchaussee » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Lol. I LOVE it. It's like Tool Time's answer to the fly tying vice. Nice! :-D
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Re: Make Do

Postby craigthor » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:13 am

So that is what to use to tie shark flies, but if ti gets the job done it works.
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Re: Make Do

Postby OutdoorsBen » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:24 am

jdchaussee wrote:Lol. I LOVE it. It's like Tool Time's answer to the fly tying vice. Nice! :-D

The Binford 2100 fly tying vice.
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Re: Make Do

Postby chorpie » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:39 am

You know when I had started looking at tying stuff, everyone I asked said to not use a tabletop vice because it wouldn't work well. But I guess you proved them wrong :)
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Re: Make Do

Postby rsetina » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:57 pm


My Tenkara Rods:
13' Ayu, 12' Yamame, 11' with a conversion handle, and an Ito.

My Wife's Tenkara Rods:
12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: Make Do

Postby tsegelke » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:33 pm

This reminds me of the videos of someone holding the hook in their hand while tying a fly. I tried it once, out of desperation. It is not easy.
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Re: Make Do

Postby Gig50 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:50 am

10 out of 10 for creativity :)
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