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Old 03-09-2010, 12:12 PM
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Default what "one time" vise for big flys

sorry if this don't go here but it wasn't in the Q&A section..

I want to start tying flys but only the flys I fish with locally which are clousers & decievers.. what would you guys recommend for a nice vice thats reliable, easy and will last many eyars and would never have to upgrade??

think saltwater flys in basic patterns only.


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Default Re: what "one time" vise for big flys

I had a Dyna-king years ago and was always impressed with their hook holding ability. Dyna-King Fly Tying Vises I ended up selling it to my Father In-Law. Kinda wish I hadn't because I think it was a better vise than the Regal 360 that I have now.

Honestly, there are many vises out there that will more than adequately do the job nowadays. Don't be in a hurry and check out as many as you can.
Buy a box of commonly used hooks for the patterns you will be tying and start hitting the shops and bending hooks.

The bigger decision may be 'whether you will want something that will rotate or is stationary?'
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Like Fishstryker said, "there are many vises out there that will more than adequately do the job nowadays." Between my buddies and me, we have an even split. Some are Dyna-King fans, some are Renzetti fans, some are Regal fans. Most shops will allow you to tie a few patterns on their displays. I suggest you do so. It is an investment that you will own for the rest of your life.

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Edit: I use the stainless steel jawed Regal Medallion. It is rated down to size 2, but I have tied as large as size 4/0 on it. Since you are tying saltwater patterns, I would recommend a Regal Medallion with the saltwater jaws. A colleague in the business ties as 8/0 on it without problems.

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Default Re: what "one time" vise for big flys

Bigfly votes for dyna-king. I would suggest buying extra jaws if you think really long term.
That is about all that I can wear out on their vice. Mine is about fifteen years old.
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Lots of other good vices out there too, comes down to person preffs.
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I am very fond of the Nor-vise.
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Default Re: what "one time" vise for big flys

okay sounds good at least theres some options,,, I forgot to ask about a travel / home version in case I travel or if I'm 100 miles from home and need to tie one up in the truck do they all cover this or is there a favorite that does both.

might not be practical to take it on the road all the time so maybe I'll have to get a dedicated travel vise for the truck too .
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Default Re: what "one time" vise for big flys

now i have had a norvise twice.. a dynaking and a regal.. intermingled with a couple of thompsons and a knockoff.. my question is what are you tying?

if you are tying huge jigs or trebels i'd say get the regal.. if you are tying items 3/0 and below i'd say get the norvise.. its just so versital.. you can get so many different jaw setups that will do everything from 32 to 7/0 and tubes.. its a very fast production vise as well.. i recently aquired one and wish i never sold the first one i had.. just so versital.
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