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Old 12-18-2011, 10:44 AM
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I'd go with the the Dyna-King Trekker. Solid on the bench but small enough to make it a great traveling vise.
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For that Price, I am with Pocono. The Renzetti Traveler. I have had mine for over a quarter of a century. I have replace the O ring once and even at that, Renzetti sent me a replacement.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:54 PM
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I'll look into the vises that you guys are recommending. I am trying to keep the costs down as I am on a fairly tight budget (absoutally no more that $110-$120, and preferably under $100) I know that there are some really nice vises out there for $150-$200, but I just can't justify spending that kind of money on something that holds a hook. Thanks for all of your input.
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Even though I've changed my tune, and now think you should go metal shaft so parts are interchangeable I'm still a fan of my Danvise. I upgraded to a Renzetti, but still use my Danvise as my traveler. Nothing wrong with it after a few years. Good bang for the buck, IMO.
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Default Re: Help with rotary vise decision.

I own the Griffin Odyssey Spider, so let me give you my impressions.

Pros:
1. Customizable - I changed out the handle and easily made a parachute tool for it.

2. Holds hooks securely - I have tied down to a 24 and up to a 2 and have not had any issues holding hooks.

3. Easily disassembled - I take it to fly tying seminars without any issues.

4. Inexpensive - Does everything a more expensive vice can do for a lot less

5. Durable - I have not had any quality issues in the year I have been using it.

Cons:
1. Hook Access - I sometimes find that I don't have the greatest hook access when I am tying near the hook bend (it could be because I'm a klutz or inept )

2. Hook Changes - This style of vice makes changing hooks a little more time consuming than say a cam operated vice or a Regal, but by no means is it a bad thing.

3. The flies don't tie themselves


I like my vice. I have found that I don't use the rotary function for tying, just to get access to the bottom of the fly. To date it has served me well. Just my 2 cents.

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I just got a Peak Vise in the mail yesterday, it's a major upgrade from my 17yr old regal knock off..... great vise for the money. I was looking at the Peak, Anvil, Danvise, and the Griffin. Out of all the reviews I dug up from the web I found the most good comments on the peak. All operations are smooth, and the fact it comes with a bobin rest is nice. The only thing I don't care for is the plastic set screw for the rotary, but a brass screw upgrade is available for a few bucks so no biggie. Also if you get the pedestal model it has a small recess in it to hold little things that like to get lost or roll around the desk.
Okay, I've got a Peak too and I love it; however, it is a bunch more bucks than a Danvise, so we're really talking apples and oranges here.
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Default Re: Help with rotary vise decision.

Thanks for all of the input, I think I'm going to go with a Griffin for sure. Now the question is, which one?
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