For sale here is an early HMH/A.P.I. "Standard" fly tying vise. The vise was made by API (Angling Products Incorporated). This model was produced between 1981 and 1999 though this particular vise is likely from the mid-80's to the early-90's. The vise is in excellent used condition and in flawless mechanical shape with only minor cosmetic signs of honest use. There is a bit of tying cement droplets on the base as well as a bit of corrosion though this could easily be cleaned and buffed off. The vise is quite handsome with its solid brass presentation base.
The vise has a 3/8" x 5 1/2" standrod. The vise is equipped with the original style "magnum" jaw from API capable of holding a wide range of hooks from fully dressed salmon flies down to tiny midge patterns. The base is made of brass and weighs in at almost 4 1/2 pounds making it more than hefty enough to be able to spin deer hair with ease. The head of the vise pivots as well rotates to let thetyerhold the fly at almost infinite angles.
This is finely crafted vise from one of the pioneers of the modern fly-tying vise industry. This is a vintage vise and though the later produced HMH Spartan is easily sourced the API version is much less likely to pop up on the secondary market. Don't miss out on this classic.
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