This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
RiverRocks on Sep 5, 2016September 5th, 2016, 10:19 am EDT
I'm currently looking for a cheaper ($150-$300) vise to tie Atlantic salmon flys on. I've been using a cheap Cabelas vise for around 6 months now and I figured it was time for an upgrade. I would like a vise that you can tie larger flys (streamers) on and smaller flys (wire flys, small dry flies).
I've looked at vises like Renzetti Traveler and The Montana Mongoose. I would only like recommendations on pedestal vises. The littlest of help would be greatly appreciated.
Wbranch on Sep 6, 2016September 6th, 2016, 4:29 pm EDT
Get a rotary Regal and you will be able to do all you desire. Flies as small as a #20 and Atlantic salmon and streamer flies to 3/0. I'm quite sure it is less than $300. The spring operated jaw holds hooks instantly and they do not move. Hooks will bend before they move in the jaws. Another nice feature is the back jaw has a radial groove in it that aids in securing larger hooks. I use my non rotary Regal to tie hundreds of Clouser minnows and steelhead flies every year.