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Decided I needed a break from my tying, and sometimes there is nothing like a nice cold ale...especially one with a label like this Michigan IPA named after the Two Hearted River on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The ale is as good as the label too.
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Looks like there's a lot going on on that desk. Are you sure you have time for a break??
Plenty of time for a break...I'm retired (y) Besides that, my tying desk is always in a state of controlled chaos.:)
 

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Pretty cool set up my friend ... ale looks tasty!!
Looks like a few creations happening there.


Mike
Thanks Mike. One creation at a time. Those other flies are waiting to be mounted.
And yes...that ale is GOOD>
 

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That’s a damn good beer George! The flies are pretty great too 😉 How do you like tying on the new HMH? I’ve only heard good things about it so far
Goldru5h - Thanks for the compliment on the flies...and recognizing a good brew.🍺🍺🍺

As far as the vise in concerned, I have a history with the HMH TRV. My first one would hold a hook up to 9/0 or even 10/0, but nothing smaller than a size 8 or heavy wire 10. I sold it. The second one was great up to size 2/0 and nothing bigger. After a number of conversations with Jon Larrabee the owner and head honcho at HMH I simply learned that the second vise was the standard for what they fabricate, and as a small operation they really cannot customize each one for individual needs..so I sold the second one. I came into contact with another tyer on another site who happened to own and operate a machine shop, and he sent me pictures of his modified TRV that held hooks as large as 10/0 with no problems...and he ties small dries on that same vise. SO...I bought another one sent it to him and about 2 weeks later I had and now use the vise in the photo. I've tied size 20 Adams on this vise and the hook in the picture is a 4/0. I've tested this modified version and it will easily hold a 10/0 hook!!

That LAW Vise design is without a doubt the most ergonomic design I've used and HMH took that design and improved it to make it what I consider a much enhanced LAW without spending $3000 on a vise...which I would never do anyway. Just a little rich for my blood. The modifications made were very minor and really are not noticeable to anyone unless they compare it to a unchanged TRV.

Depending on what you tie, just remember the standard TRV's limitation on the range of hook sizes you use...basically 28's through 2/0.

Hope this long rambling reply helps.

George
 
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