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What vise do you use?

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I just picked up an Anvil Apex last night I tied up a few soft hackles and so far so good. I'm wondering about your perferences in vises.

Posted on: 2007/6/19 10:23


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This upcoming winter I want to get a nice rotary vise, not sure of the brand yet, but I've used one that a friend has and they are so nice/convienent to use. Right now i still use the clamp-style vise that came with my starter kit I got about 10 or so years ago. It is probably a $5-10 vise but it has produced easily over 1000 flies. Hopefully in the next couple of years, whenever I finally buy a house I can also get a nice bench too and maybe devote an entire room to my fishing and hunting passions.

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I upgraded to a Dyna King Barracuda Jr. this year when my clamp vise broke after about 10 years of use. I can't say that it has made me any better of a tyer but I still really like it a lot. Most likely the fact that I enjoy tying with it and therefore do it more often, has more to do with it than the actual vise itself. I generally am pretty cheap when it comes to those things, but sometimes we just have to spoil ourselves.

Posted on: 2007/6/19 13:00


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I've got the old black cheapie that comes with most starter kits. It don't use the clamp, but instead the weighted stand. I can't say I have any complaints, but I just picked up a pack of size 26 midge hooks... We'll see

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I use a Renzetti Traveller (although I have no idea how to spell the name). It is a "true" rotary and holds an amazing range of fly hooks. It's on the inexpensive side for a rotary vice.

My second choice would be a good ole Thompson "A" that come in the starter kits. They are surprisingly good vices, cheap and they rotate the fly (although they are not a true rotary)

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I tied with an anvil apex for years and loved it. Then just this last year I switched to a Griffin Mongoose ( gotten on discount from a friend in the trade), which is a true rotary and I love it more. But the apex is a fine vise.
Coughlin

Posted on: 2007/6/19 15:39


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I have a Renzetti Traveler rotary vise too, and I like it very much. They go for about $150. That's not so much for a vise of it's quality, IMHO, but $ is always relative, depending on what you want to spend.

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Renzetti Traveller--I really like it. It holds different sizes of hooks well--from small, fine trout hooks to large, heavy bass hooks. And the rotary feature--real nice.

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Another vote for the Renzetti Traveler vise. I've had it for 15 years now and have tied thousands of flies with it - from bass bugs to midges. I would recommned anyone starting to tie seriously to get a rotary vise, and the RT is one of the best.

Coughlin - finally got comfortable with your rotary? I bet you won't go back to your fixed positon vise.

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I think you guys have sold me on which rotary vise to get. The two I was kind of leaning towards was the Renzetti Traveler and the Peak Rotary, which looks and seems similar plus they sell them at Cabelas and Bass Pro for about $30 less then the Renzetti. From your comments I think the extra $30 might be worth it!

Posted on: 2007/6/20 14:17


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Posted on: 2007/8/2 11:56


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Griffin Oddysey Spider for me, although I've probably tied more on the old "starter clamp" than on it. Not a bad vice for a decent price. BTW INF4EVA, what does the "INF" in your name stand for?

Boyer

Posted on: 2007/8/2 20:28


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Matt,
I think his name is Infantry Forever? I could be wrong, my wife says I usually am!

JH

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I might have to invest in the renzetti for a graduation present for myself next year...

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Renzetti Traveller: I have had the vise for years and have tied thousands of flies with it. It is truely versatile in the sizes of hooks it will accomodate. I have tied 3/0 to 26s. It is adjustable and the only thing that I replaced is the O ring.

To me it is relatively expensive but well worth the investment.

Posted on: 2007/8/3 15:41



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