Montana Mongoose Vise Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to Al from Gretna, Nebraska who won the Montana Mongoose Vise. Thanks for your support my friend… happy tying!

Hey fly tiers! Thanks for stopping by. I’m excited to be offering this Montana Mongoose rotary fly tying vise to one of the channel subscribers. Current value of this vise is $180-240 (depending on when and where you shop!)

If you are new to the channel, welcome! To enter this contest, simply email me a picture of your bench with the date written on a piece of paper. Like the picture of mine below. If you have entered one of the Savage Flies contests in recent months and I already have a picture of your bench, you’re covered. Just send an email saying you’d like to enter. (You could always send me another one just for fun. I love seeing pictures of everyone’s tying setup!) My email is

PLEASE put “Mongoose Vise” in the subject line so I can keep track of all the entries. I expect to get several entries for this one and before doing the drawing, I will search my inbox for anything with “Mongoose Vise” in the subject. If you don’t put that, I can’t guarantee that your email entry won’t get lost in my ever-growing inbox.

All entries are due by 8:00 pm EST on Tuesday night, December 15, 2020. I will do the drawing that night and announce the winner in Wednesday morning’s video.

Thank you all for participating in the mission of Savage Flies. My goal from the start has been to get as many people as possible interested in fly tying, and giving back to the community however possible. Note, the best way you can help is simply, to watch as many of the videos as you can, leave a “thumbs up” and drop a quick comment. When YouTube sees the community engaging with a channel, they start promoting the videos to a larger audience and with this momentum, a channel can really grow.

Author: Matt O

8 thoughts on “Montana Mongoose Vise Review and Giveaway

  1. Hi Matt,
    Sorry to bother you, my husband and I are both interested in winning your vise (as well as all the things you have for your giveaways). My question to you is, I am assuming you can only enter once but because we’d both like to enter. Would that be considered as entering twice? Heck, I don’t even know if his picture of his flying desk went through in October! He’s not very good at this computer stuff. Anyway, you are the first thing he does in the morning, every morning is watch any new (or sometimes old) uploaded video. Bless your heart, thank you for all your instructions

  2. I won’t enter for the Mongoose Vice.My I am Kenneth Blaine.Enjoy your site very much.Have a good day Matt.

  3. I have the Griffin Blackfoot Mongoose, an earlier version without the cam-operated jaw lock. About a month ago I called customer service with questions about a washer replacement. They put me through directly to the owner, who was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. We talked fly tying and fishing for at least 20 minutes. I really just needed to know the washer size so I could buy a new one at the local hardware store, but he wouldn’t hear of it. He mailed it to me for free. I say that just to note that it’s one thing to stand behind your product, which they do. Just pointing out that some people are great to do business with because of their character, too. What folks in my neck-of-the-woods refer to as “good people!”

    Thanks for the opportunity to share that, Matt. Tight lines, all.


    1. Alan,

      Thanks so much for the note. I’m sure this might help other folks who are considering this vise. It really does speak well of a company who will stand behind their products like this.


  4. Matt…I have a group of friends with whom I have been fishing and tying flies for about 20 years. Every year up until 2020 we’ve been holding a weekend gathering called Lyin’ & Tyin’. It is exactly what it sounds like. One of the purposes of tis wad of miscreants is to help make the learning process easier by showing people face to face how to tie their first flies or to help them improve their tying skills and techniques. We have a FB page called Psycho Fly Fishers. (It’s a long story). If you’re interested in a weekend like that, I’ll include you in the next invite list as soon as we can safely gather. It has lately been held in Charlotte, NC at a friend’s house. Big space, plenty of room. Adult beverages have been known to be consumed.
    Yer Pal,

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