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Looking for a tube fly vise !!! Msg if you can help me out...Thanks
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WTB tube fly vise

Another option for you to consider.
Buy a Pro Tube needle(fits any vice.) and Pro Tube products then your done.
No need to buy another vice.
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Send me some info on this or let me know where I can see it at if you can...Thanks
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I sell step tapered needles of this type at Tolt River Anglers
They are $5.95 and fit right in the jaw of your hook vise

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So can these mandrels use any tubes or just protubes??....I do not think that here are any protube dealers around where I live!!!..Most of the tubes I use are HMH!!
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Send me some info on this or let me know where I can see it at if you can...Thanks
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Send me an email to,[email protected] and I will send you pics and links where to get Pro Tube.
All products are $5.99/pack.Its a great deal.

Search U Tube for Pro Tube videos.Theres lots there.

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So can these mandrels use any tubes or just protubes??....I do not think that here are any protube dealers around where I live!!!..Most of the tubes I use are HMH!!
The stepped needles, as shown above, can indeed be used with any plastic tubes with correspondingly appropriately fitting internal diameters of the tubes you select, and the tube is simply snugged onto the stepped needle (which is held firmly within the jaws of any standard hook-vice), and the 'rear end' of the tube will be stopped at the matching stepped level, the rest of the tube being supported by the rest of the needle.

When you reach outer diameters of plastic tubing of 2.5mm or more (eg 3mm or 3.2mm [=1/8th inch imperial), then, unless the tubing wall is very thin, or the tubing is very soft (eg PVC), then such larger tubes may be more adequately held in a specialist tube vice, as HMH produces.

There are other less 'elegant' needle solutions for holding tubes - eg the blindeye end of an old large single hook, various sewing, darning & crochet needles which may have the correct diameters & tapers (maybe worth checking your grandmother's, mother's, or aunt's sewing boxes for such!


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I have sent you a PM.

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As has been pointed out, there are several inexpensive ways to adapt a standard vise to hold a tube that will work very well. Most of these solutions involve a friction fit between a needle or mandrel that is inserted into a plastic tube. In Skagitmaster, Ed Ward uses a bodkin clamped in his vise to good effect.

What I have found is that if you use metal tubes, bottles, etc. they have a tendency to spin around the liner tube if you use a needle or mandrel. This is the area where I have a definite preference for a tube vise that uses a pin vise (or chuck) to hold the tube from the outside. Two examples would be the HMH or the Off The Hook vises.

I know we're a little off topic from the original post, but thought I would contribute my 2 cents.
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I have only up until now tied tubes for brown trout and Atlantic Salmon but would like to get into tying smaller tubes for Sea trout,Rainbows and Strippers so all of these suggestions are being noted and appreciated but I guess it all comes down to which will be most functional for flies for all species!!...Keep the comments coming and thanks!!!!
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All of these are great options, but you owe it to yourself to check out the Off the Hook Tube Vise. My tube tying took leaps forward with this vise because of the way you can position the needle in relationship to yourself while you're tying because it's like having a built in lap extension. You don't strain at all and you can get right "over" your work and there aren't any blind spots or guessing.

My $.02...hope this helps a little.

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Bonzai, I think Bill Carpan is carrying tube supplies down in Aspen at River Magic. Give him a call too. Riptide in Amherst carries tube supplies as well. Look on the Eumer website for a dealer around here for Pro Tubes.

I prsently use the HMH adapter in a Regal vise my wife got me at riptide last Christmas.

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