What is your Vise?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by smallieFanatic, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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    Kent, Washington, USA.
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    I too have a Price. But then I'm an old relic also!

  2. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA, USA.
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    I have a couple of Griffins, a Thompson something or other and I used to have a Regal knock off which I gave away to someone who gave it away to someone else who should give it to someone else. May be some other old vises out in the garage also.
  3. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    boring, oregon
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    Price , Herters, Danvise and DynaKing (Palin)................................
  4. Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Ellensburg, WA
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  5. CopperDropper New Member

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    Paso Robles, CA
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    Nor-Vise and Renzetti Presentation 4000. They're like kids, I love them equally and try to spend equal time with them!
  6. jimmyjoe Member

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    Renzetti Traveler
    Nor-Vise (favorite)
  7. Jeff Studebaker Kayak Fly Angler

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    Mount Vernon, Wa
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    I got a Zephyr E-Z vise and I'm not proud of it. But for the benefit of readers looking for a cheap rotary vise, I'm publicly admitting it. It's a real rotary, it holds a hook, and did I mention it's cheap?

    However, there is no place to rest the heel of your materials-holding hand, so it's a bit awkward to correctly position hackles, etc., for tie-down. My left hand comes in parallel to the axle, instead of from a 45 degree angle, which puts my index knuckle in the way of the wrap.

    Also, I have to crank on the tiny knobs to get the jaws to hold a hook, which is fine, until I want them to let go of the hook.

    That all said, it works well enough for the amount of tying I do. And I sure dig the rotary aspect.
  8. Silver Doctor New Member

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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    I tied with a Universal for years ('65 to '75) Renzetti Traveler for about 18, nice vice. Picked up a Nor Vice which I really loved. Tied for the last year on a Law and it's head and shoulders above the rest for quality. Tie on it exclusively now. By the way I have a writ up on vices on my blog here.

  9. pittendrigh Active Member

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    Here's one nobody has seen before--a vise made from needle nose pliers by South African
    blacksmith Tiaan Burger. You clamp a 2/0 salt water hook in this thing and then bend the hook,
    without anything slipping in the jaws.

  10. Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Bremerton, Wa
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    I've been tying on a Peak I bought here a few months ago. I'm very happy with it. Before that I tied on a Danvice, also a good vice but aesthetically unappealing.
  11. younggun New Member

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    Vancouver BC
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    Fixed head regal
  12. Jacob Mitchell New Member

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    Mill Creek,WA
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    Dyna King Trekker
  13. Dave Evans Active Member

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    E. WA / N ID
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    Renzetti Presentation 4000
  14. abobrien Alex O'Brien

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    puyallup, WA
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  15. Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Seattle, Wa.
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    Renzetti, and I don't like it.
  16. bfic Member

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    Marysville, WA
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    well - If it's a renzetti presentation 3000 cam and you want to sell it - just let me know
  17. Hal Eckert Member

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    West GLs
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    Renzetti Traveller - Cam going on 16 years now, lots of flys no issues with it.
  18. abobrien Alex O'Brien

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    puyallup, WA
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    renzetti 4000 and regal medallion
    I am tying about 1000 flies a week on the regal
  19. younggun New Member

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    Vancouver BC
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    regal innex.
  20. Denny Active Member

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    Seattle, WA, USA.
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    Renzetti Presentation and a couple of Thompsons. I still like those Thompsons for their simplicity and functionality . . . they make great travel vises because they are so light.