Snowbee Flymate Vice Pedestal ball
The Danish design of this premium range of Fly Tying Vices is second to none. They represent excellent value for money when you compare the quality and features, with other vices on the market. It is superbly engineered from high-quality steel and aircraft aluminium. The jaws are made from high alloy tool steel, which has been specially hardened.
The Fly-Mate Vices feature a rotational facility that, combined with the cranked jaws shaft, ensures that when rotated, the shank of the hook turns around its own axis. Parallel clamping of the hook, by means of the 2 jaw clamp screws, ensures secure grip of any hook size from #24 to 8/0. The jaws come with a 5-year warranty.
It is available in both desk clamp style and pedestal models. And an optional extra is a patented ball joint on the vice shaft. This gives movement in all planes, which coupled with the 360º rotation facility, allows viewing of the fly from all angles, during tying. This facility can be particularly useful, when tying very small dry flies, or when using Epoxy resin, for Buzzers, or Saltwater flies. The ball joint allows unlimited movement. This helps the Epoxy accurately “run” into the required shape, while it sets.