The HMH Spartan Vise is the best value in a precision-machined vise today. It gives you all the performance features you'll ever need, including full rotary action and adjustable head angle, and our incredibly easy and versatile interchangeable jaw system. The Spartan's sleek design gives you a beautiful vise with excellent access to the jaw tip, and an ample and comfortable tying platform for those long tying sessions. It is guaranteed to last lifetimes for a price that can't be beat. Made in Maine, USA.
"Best $100-$200 vise"
(Fly Fisherman Magazine, Feb, 2002)
(Fly Rod & Reel, Mar, 2002).
* Infinite Head Angle Adjustment
* Hardened Tool Steel Jaws
* Quick Change Jaw Feature
* Durable Chrome Powder Coated Chasis
* Ultra-smooth 360º Rotary Action
* Smooth Disc Drag Rotary Tension Adjustment
* Locking Cam Lever
* Fast, One-Hand Operation
* Double Spring Material Clip
* Powder Coated Pedestal Base or C-Clamp
* Lifetime Guarantee
* Custom Fit Your Vise w/ HMH Accessories (Available Upon Request)
Specify Black Chasis Pedestal or C-Clamp and choose any one jaw for this HMH Spartan Vise. Also includes a material clip, wrench set, and vise manual. Click here (HMH Interchangeable Jaws) if you like to purchase another set of jaws.
HMH Spartan Top Vise
Posted by Rod Barford on 3rd Sep 2019
I've been tying flies since 1963, starting on a homemade vise, but soon progressed to a range of Veniard (UK) vises. I still own a bunch, plus a Regal, a Renzetti Traveller, and a few cheapies. The HMH Spartan is by far the best vise I've ever used and will probably be passed on to my kids after I'm gone. It's that good. Solid, precise, easy to use, fantastic grip on the hook, and full rotation. I regularly use the midge jaws that came with it, they're quick and easy to change over. I have looked at literally dozens of other vises including a bunch of supposedly high-end models and seriously, a lot are just gimmicks. Everything you want in a vise is present in the Spartan. At the end of the day, the No.1 requirement is to hold the hook firmly. Everything after that is secondary. The ability to rotate your fly on a horizontal axis is a wonderful thing nowadays, and the Spartan is great for that.
I can't ever see myself wearing this vise out even though I am using it almost daily.
Great value for money, especially compared to what I see in the $350 - $700 range, most of which IMO are expensive gimmicks.