Re: Beginner fly tying
I tied for over two years on a $30 vise from J Stockard. Just upgraded to a Renzetti Traveller and am very happy. Is the $200 for the vise or for all your start-up tools and materials? The $30 vise was great. Didn't break the bank and had cash to get the other stuff without getting to much money into it. That way if it's not something you enjoy you're not sitting there with a $150 vise, $50 worth of tools plus materials, or whatever. However, if you have the cash and think there's a good chance you're going to enjoy tying then you can start with a vise that will last a life-time.