advice on beginer vice/used vice

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  1. Tony Polizzi

    Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    I'm interested in advice on buying a used vice. I'm interested in tying for src mostly small fry imitators. Hoping to start on the right path without a large cash outlay. Thanks
     
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    I've used a Griffin model 2A for the last 7 months and it does the trick. I bought it for $10 at a garage sale. Very simple and durable with plenty of hook holding power.
     
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    Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    Thanks, that's at my question there is so much "stuff" bobbins and hackle pliers, rotating vices etc, looking for some experienced opinion, I just want to make a. Wise purchase.
     
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    I've been using the vise that came with original wapsi tying kit. It a super AA style, it holds the hook pretty well, and isn't worth more than $20 or so.
     
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    Not sure what your $ threshold is for a vise but there are some inexpensive Thompson knockoffs, similar to what Patrick mentioned on EBay for around $15; pretty basic but they'll probably do for a start.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    I have a vise you can have. It is brand new with tools. It will get you started. It is yours if you can get it without it costing me anything.
    Only provision is that when you upgrade someday to a better vise, you give this vise to another beginner.
    PM me if you want it.
    Jack
     

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    You certainly can't beat free!!!!
     
  8. Tony Polizzi

    Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    I'm humbled by your kind and generous offer. Thank you very much. Wow!
     
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    Thanks to Mr Devlin, thanks to all for the advice, never having tied a fly before I wasn't sure at what price point a serviceable vice could be had or if it is advisable to buy a top end vice at the out set, Thank you all
     
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    Tony, the vise will be on its way to you in the mail tomorrow. Good luck. Make sure you post some of your flies for us.
    Jack
     
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    That my friends, is some good stuff!
     
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