Nor-Vise - could I try one?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by dpetrzelka, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. I'm getting back into tying, and while my old generic vise works, I've been really wanting to test out a Nor-Vise.

    I know this is a long shot, but is there anyone in Skagit County / Seattle area that would be up for letting me test our their Nor-Vise. Maybe borrow it for a weekend. I'd be happy to provide some sort of collateral as security.

    This is of course a way-out-there request, knowing the value of these vises, but I'm hoping someone local may be open to the idea.

    thanks all
  2. PM. sent
  3. If it doesn't work out with Jeff, I am in Mount Vernon and have just started using a Nor-Vice. I am sure that we can work something out.
  4. Thanks Jim.
    I had a great time meeting Jeff and he got me set up. Huge thanks.
  5. I'm really enjoying tying with the Nor-vise. Dubbing in particular is so much easier for me.

    Here is a Double K Reverse Spider I worked up a few nights ago.

  6. Good to see it getting used. How about some more pictures.
  7. Thanks Jeff - I'll try to post more soon.
  8. Not the best photo - but a few more for the cutthroat.

    I see why people like the Nor-Vise - and I'm not even using the Nor bobbin yet.

    Hopefully I'm doing Kelvin's patterns justice.

    kelvin and Jeff Dodd like this.
  9. Here are some Ishigaki Kebari style Tenakra flies I tied up - did about 25 of them in no time at all - a few extra for friends at work.
    A quick spin on the Nor-vise builds those thread bodies quickly and with a nice taper.

    Both my Kebari and my kanji are a work in progress...

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  10. Reverse spider is awesome. And you cant go wrong with a norvise.
  11. Those Kebari brought a few fish to the fly on Orcas this past weekend - few things are as satisfying as tying flies worthy of fish.

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