The Regal Medallion Traditional Fly Tying Vises are the flagship of this long time manufacturer of great fly tying vises. Made in the USA, these high-quality fly tying vises are simple to use and require no adjustments for different fly tying hook sizes. Simply squeeze the handle to open the jaws, insert your hook, release the handle and you are ready to go. All of the Regal Medallion fly tying vises revolve on a 360 degree axis and can move up and down 220 degrees to change the head angle.
Placing the hook within the head of a Regal Vise is very important. Due to the pressure the vise head exerts, the hook must be placed well within the limits of the head surfaces. See figures above.
placement. Failure to properly place the hooks may result in “chipping” of the head or the hook may dislodge from the vise under pressure. See
figures 4, 5, and 6 which depict improper hook placement.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR VISE
All Regal vises and accessories are manufactured to last a lifetime. As with all precision equipment, the tool simply needs some routine tender loving care. Regal suggests a drop or two of gun oil every so often rubbed into the surface of the head and stem not unlike you would do to a prized firearm. This simple task will bring out the true color and luster of the vise and help preserve it.
CONVERTING YOUR VISE LEFT-HANDED
All Regal vises are shipped as right-handed. Making the vise left-handed is a very simple procedure and only takes a few minutes. On the under side of the vise you will see a hex nut in the ball that holds the jaw handles in place. Simply loosen the nut with a 7/64’’ hex wrench and swing the jaw handle to the other side. Tighten the hex nut and you are ready to tie from the left-hand position.