Great tool to have on the vise to hold down those pesky materials that can get in the way of tying. I highly recommend the Vise Pawn to be that added aid in tying.
Need a 3rd hand at the vice sometimes? Well Loon just gave you one with the Vice Pawn!! Not sure how I survived 3 decades of tying without this....
I have neuronopathy of the hand and it is extremely difficult to grasp fly line and manipulate fishing line and complete a knot. 'this tool makes it almost easy to tie knots or complete small flies.
I tie on a Renzetti Presentation so there isn’t much that is magnetic on it. That said, however, the rear of the jaws are flat and steel and it is fantastic to attach the pawn to the back jaw of the vise to pin material out of the way. And with that method, it is close to the hook, so there are a lot of tying applications that it will come in very useful for. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys tying flies. Only caution I can think of is check your vise and make sure there is an area it will magnetize to. If you have that, buy one!
I use a DynaKing vise and there aren't any straight surfaces to attach the Pawn and materials. As a result it doesn't really hold anything very well - even small tinsel and flash come undone moments after I attach them.