Rick Mikesell of Trout’s Flyfishing points out some of the key features of the premium-priced C&F Reference Vise, a tool that he considers the “Cadillac of Fly Tying Vises” because of these features:
Link Arm: Adjusts jaw height without affecting the hook plane.
Rotary Function: Jaw rotates to any angle without changing the hook plane.
Magnetic Jaw: A powerful magnet inside the jaw holds the hook in place before the jaw is closed, allowing for a precise adjustment of the hook position.
Temporary Hanger: A clever Micro Slit Foam collar to store flies.
Material Clip: To keep fly tying materials out of the way.
Bobbin Hanger: Holds the tying thread and bobbin out of the way.