Quote Originally Posted by whatfly View Post
You can get the saltwater head from Renzetti for about $90, but I had the exact same problem and my solution was to pick up a Regal for big hooks (standard jaws). The standard Traveler is an excellent all around vise that is great for its portability -- but it is weak with large stainless hooks.

Just a thought.
I gave my nephew my Regal to use and he hasn't tied flies since he was in high school--he's 30 now. Do you think it would be bad form to ask him if I could borrow it?