Since 1975, HMH vises have been giving tyers years of dependable service, longer than any other brand. The original HMH vise revolutionized the vise design. It incorporated components precision-machined from the highest quality materials, and included design features never before found together in a fly tying vise including 360-degree rotation, an exclusive disc drag rotary tension adjustment, and quick-change, hardened, interchangeable jaws. The individually-numbered Limited Edition Premium vise (now a collector’s item) also incorporated an adjustable head angle so any hook could be set at the optimum level and angle.
In 2000, we re-introduced the vise line with some significant improvements. We re-designed the chassis, increasing its length, and tightened up tolerances to give the collet more support. And we built in a permanently lubricated bearing system. The results are very nice — better rotation and better balance for the vise, both physically and esthetically. We also re-designed the Spartan vise so it is more versatile, stronger, and affordable.
HMH vises today still adhere to the same principals of simplicity, elegance, and power in its expanding line of fly tying vises and accessories. We pretty much started the rage in tube flies with our tube fly tool. Recently, we’ve introduced the tube converter tool, which converts an HMH vise with interchangeable jaw capability into the sweetest in-line rotary tube vise available. And for 2006, we introduced the Spinner, our first dedicated, in-line rotary tube vise.
We think service after the sale is as important as building a quality tool. We enjoy hearing from our customers, and doing whatever we can to help you answer questions or solve problems. Browse the site, ask for our catalog, or send us a note with your questions or comments. We’ll do our very best to help you out, and to make sure you end up with a vise that you will be proud to tie on for years to come.