Using the Vise

  • If you are right-handed, set up the vise so the opening faces your right.
  • If you prefer to fish with a barbless hook, crush the point now – BEFORE you mount it in the vise.
  • Place the hook firmly in the vise. The vise should hold firmly enough that the hook will “ring” if you pluck it with your finger, but not so hard that it dents the metal.
  • Make sure you leave enough room to work on all sides of the hook. Be sure that you don’t obstruct the shank of the hook.