Re: Vise decision
I started with a Griffin Mongoose as my first vice, then tied on my buddy's Renzetti Traveler for about 3 years. This Christmas I looked hard at Dyna-King and the more expensive Renzetti, but after all the reviews decided to buy my own Traveler.
And I tie everything from 3/0 bass flies to #22 midges, and never have a hook slip.
Here's a suggestion: when you get the card, buy both vices. Tie for two weeks, and return the one that feels less comfortable. Take advantage of Cabela's generous return policy.