"As a Minnesota boy, I grew up during a time when the Herter's catalog was the bible for sportsmen, and as kids we all came to worship George Leonard Herter as the apostle of the outdoors. As we grew older, it began to dawn on us that some (well, maybe all) of what G.L.H. wrote was, how shall we say this, a bit hyperbolic. In other words, he was a world class advertiser. You have one of his most durable and well-loved items, a # 11 Fly Tying Vise. As Herter's started as a mail order fly tying shop, this style vise was offered from the 1940s on, and was a staple on many fly tier's benches. It's worth about $30 and I think the finest way to honor your grandfather--a fly angler and decorated fireman killed in the line of duty--is to tie up a few flies on his old vise and go out and catch a few trout in his honor."