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A stripping basket just doesn’t make any sense unless its functional. The sad thing is there are ‘baskets’ out there that focus on gimmicks or doo-dads that may look cool, but really don’t do much to help you cast. Buy a basket that emphasizes function.
That is, buy The LineTender and get the best of all worlds. You see, the LineTender is the best stripping, and the best shooting basket. It cradles your line conveniently and out of the way of your feet, boat cleats, rushing water or crashing waves, and lets the line SHOOOOOOT out on your forward cast, which is perfectly timed and aimed to intercept that fish of a lifetime you’ve been stalking for two hours.
Big when you need it, and small when you don’t, The LineTender is portable. It packs away quickly and easily in the supplied pouch (with belt loops so it stays with you as long as you need it. It also has a handy front pocket for tippets, leaders and other essential small items.
- Big enough to strip line into easily BUT not so big its in the way;
- Flat bottom so line doesn’t pile up on itself; thus minimizing tangles at the first stripping guide;
- Deep, so line doesn’t blow out or fall out, but not so deep that you lose precious feet off your cast because the line has to make its way out of a deep, narrow hole;
- Mesh bottom to drain water, to accept Line Shooters, and to allow you to see where you are going.
Since 1975, HMH vises have been giving tyers years of dependable service, longer than any other brand. The original HMH vise revolutionized fly tying vise design and function. 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.
Moving into a related field of fly tying, we were instrumental in furthering the rage in tube flies with our tube fly tool, first introduced ca. 1992. 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. The Spinner has been updated for 2015.
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.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TYING WITHOUT THE CLUTTER
Thank you for your interest in HMH fly tying vises. We believe that you won’t find a better combination of careful design and performance features, top quality materials, precision machining, versatility, and great looks.
And if you’re into tube flies, look no further. HMH Vises is the leader in tube fly vises and tools, tubes and accessories.
MADE IN MAINE, USA
2 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
Your HMH vise and/or jaw is guaranteed for life against defects in materials or workmanship, whether or not you are the original owner. This warranty does not cover loss, theft, or physical or cosmetic damage due to misuse, negligence, improper maintenance, or modification. There is no guarantee, explicit or implied, for other HMH products.
Follow These Instructions to Obtain Service for Your Vise
If your vise is damaged, or you feel it is not working as well as it should (a sure sign that something isn’t normal), then return the vise, with all parts except your pedestal base (unless there is something wrong with your base) to HMH along with a letter explaining the problem, all your contact information, and a check for $35 to cover handling and return shipping.
We recommend that you use a shipper that can reliably track your package since we will not be responsible for loss or damage that happens during shipping. For this reason, pack your vise carefully so all parts are secure and well padded.
We will repair or replace parts as necessary and at our option. We will not replace parts with cosmetic damage unless you tell us to do so; such parts will be replaced at cost. If additional labor is required or if non-warranty replacement is necessary, we will contact you to discuss and resolve any additional charges for non-warranty work.