Nor-Vise - could I try one?

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

  1. dpetrzelka Member

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    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
    Daniel
  2. jeff bandy Make my day

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  3. Jim Paget Active Member

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    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. dpetrzelka Member

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    Thanks Jim.
    I had a great time meeting Jeff and he got me set up. Huge thanks.
  5. dpetrzelka Member

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    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.


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  6. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Good to see it getting used. How about some more pictures.
  7. dpetrzelka Member

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    Thanks Jeff - I'll try to post more soon.
  8. dpetrzelka Member

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    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.

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  9. dpetrzelka Member

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    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. Crashfromboston New Member

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    Reverse spider is awesome. And you cant go wrong with a norvise.
  11. dpetrzelka Member

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    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.