Renzetti--need some help

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  1. Tightloops65

    Tightloops65 I bleed Scarlet & Gray

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    I am ready to purchase a new vise and have decided to go w/ a Renzetti. I am looking at a Traveler, Saltwater Traveler or Presentation 2000. Will by using this for mid-sized trout flies, smallmouth bass patterns and some saltwater patterns. Will the jaws on the SW Traveler work for trout patterns? Is the base much more substancial/heavier on the Presentation in comparison to the Traveler? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Here we go again!:D
     
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    Tightloops65 I bleed Scarlet & Gray

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    Norm, I appreciate the link. Lots of useful info but lacks the human element, people that have had the opportunity to use these vises. Hate to buy something just based on the mfg. suggestions and/or specs.
     
  5. Big E

    Big E Active Member

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    I have the Presentation 2000 and love it but have lusted after the Master. The only thing that you could ask for on the 2000 is a clouser arm.
     
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    I have the travler cam series and in all its a great vise although I would like the heavier base of the 2000. Also in addition I have purchased the clouser arm for my vise which is nice for some patterns. All and all you really cant go wrong with either vice for the travler is the best selling rotary vice on the market but like I said before the extra weight of the 2000's base would be my choice.
     
  7. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    YEP,
     
  8. Nozzelnut

    Nozzelnut New Member

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    I have the Renzetti traveler with the pedestal base. I generally tie soft hackles/wet flies from size 12 to Alec Jackson size 3. IIRC I have the regular jaws on mine; not the micro jaws. I can't comment on the salt water jaws; the regular jaws have worked well for me. The base is heavy enough to hold the vise steady; I haven't had any problems with the vise wanting to shift while tying.

    It's a good solid vise that I'd definately purchase again.
     
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    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Yep, lifetime warranty,
    spagetti not
     
  10. Dottiesdad

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    I've had my Traveller for about five years and have been happy with it. I have the cam model (is there even an option anymore?) and it holds hook sizes in the trout to local salt range very nicely. I've experimented with some of the larger salmon/steelhead hooks too without a glitch.

    The rotary feature is nice to have when/if you want it.

    That said, I did get a longer stem for mine recently. My dubbing habits were built on a vise with a longer stem than the standard Renzetti. I am happier with the longer stem and still no problems with the stability at all.

    It has been bullet proof and trouble free for me since day one. So count me as a recommendation if you like.

    Best,

    DD
     
  11. Calvin1

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    I've had my traveller for 10 years and have tied flies from size 2 down to size 22. No problems at all with any size, for what it's worth.
     
  12. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I have an older Presentation 4000. It is an excellent vise that does everything I need a vise to do. I bought it used and got a much better vise for the money as compared to buying new.

    TC
     
  13. Richard E

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    Unless you don't mind spending the extra dinero, the Renzetti Traveler will do everything the others will. Get the C-Clamp model, and buy an inexpensive (see Cabela's) aftermarket pedestal base. The c-clamp model has a longer stem than the factory pedestal, and the biggest issue with the Traveler pedestal is its short stem. It's a pain.

    If budget isn't an issue, get the Presentation.
     
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    iagree

    I have the C-clamp Travler with the cam jaws. I use it with the base from my old Regal. It works great and is probably all you will ever need.

    GBeeman
     
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    i have the Presentation 4000 and LOVE IT. GET IT!