This week’s Throw Back Thursday post is about my Thompson Model A Vise.
This was my very first vise. I purchased it from Wayne Doughton of Doughton’s Hardware in Salem, OR. I’m pretty sure it was 1970.
This vise served me well for about 20 years before I replaced it with a McKenzie vise and later with a Renzetti Traveler. I tied hundreds of flies on this vise. Certainly, the quality of my flies today are much better than when I started, but it didn’t have anything to do with the vise.
What vise did you start tying flies with?
For more information about my fly tying journey, be sure to check the About Me page.