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The Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise – Part Three

mt mongoose caseGuest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

[…Continued from the second installment of my review of the Griffin Enterprises Montana Mongoose fly tying vise….]

Materials Clip

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The included materials clip is a very nice design; I think I’ll find it helpful to hold long bits of herl, hackle and flash which will turn as the hook is rotated while remaining nicely and temporarily tucked out of the way until the time is right. more…

The Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise – Part Two

Figure 1__Montana Mongoose ViseGuest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

[. . . Continued from the first installment of my review of the Griffin Enterprises Montana Mongoose fly tying vise. . . . ]

Basic Vise Form Factor
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It looks massive but nothing seems to get in the way. Sets up as a right-hander or southpaw, as you like. The top makes a good hand-steadying rest for your off-hand.

The vertical stalk is tall enough for a bobbin to hang but not a lot taller. There’s a supplied 2. 75-inch vertical stalk extension which seems to be intended mostly for table clamp (rather than pedestal base) users. If you put some kind of lock washer on the stalk extension, I think it could be useful with the pedestal base as well and would raise the fly closer to eye level. . . easier than buying a tall table or cutting the legs off one’s chair, anyway. More on the usefulness of this vertical stalk extension in the next section on “tilt. ” more…

The Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise – Part One

Figure 1__Montana Mongoose ViseGuest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

After much research I bought a new Griffin Enterprises Montana Mongoose fly tying vise a month or two ago, purchased from J. Stockard Fly Fishing. With all the varying comments out there about this vise, none of which seem to discuss some key specifics of great interest to me, I thought I’d publish a more thorough initial impression.

 

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