Harry Darbee Vise

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Re: Harry Darbee Vise

Post by daringduffer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:01 am

Mike62 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:01 pm

They're at camp. I was just there, too. We went in Sunday afternoon to shovel off the roof; we've already had 3' of snow. We put on snowshoes and dragged a tote sled full of fresh venison and the last of the partridge and spent the night. After we finished shoveling we sat there on the roof with a wee bottle of scotch and just enjoyed the absolute stillness. There's a few patches of open water still available and there are 4 Loons still hanging around...

I'll grab pictures when we go back up in a month or so.
It would have been a pleasure to sit there beside you. That kind of stillness is a blessing.

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Re: Harry Darbee Vise

Post by Theroe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 am

The “sounds of silence “

You don’t miss it, until you don’t have it....
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Re: Harry Darbee Vise

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Our friend Tim Didas (tjd) has one of the Darbee vices. He was using it during the kids tying event earlier this summer.

Here is our buddy Tim (tjd) Didas teaching tying to a couple young lads:

The vice on the left is the Darbee vice, and the one on the right is an HMH.
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Re: Harry Darbee Vise

Post by Bazzer69 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 pm

I would love to tie on one of these vises as a homage to Harry D and Elsie. I have a few original feathers from a genuine Darbee cock curtesy of a very kind member here. I’ll tie some of his patterns and publish them here.
Just gotta find a vise that’s not too expensive.
All my fly tying allowance for the next decade is being spent on another vise that’s a copy with improvements of a LAW vise!!!
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