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Old 04-02-2007, 09:00 AM
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I recently received my Nor-Vise. Moving from a Thompson A, I'm going through a learning curve as I transition to the NV. It's a bit like learning to use a sewing machine after years of hand sewing.
Hi Trout Madness,

How are you making out with your Nor Vise? What do you think about the automatic bobbin?
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:28 PM
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Well, I don't have any of those but I have heard good thinks about all. I guess it boils down to your personal preference. I have a Dyna King Barracuda Jr. and wouldn't trade it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:33 PM
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Frank, I took my 10 year old grandson to The Flyfishing Show and he was fascinated by the flytyers. He bought a grab bag of material and wanted me to teach him to tie flies. He's working on the old Tompson A and to keep from confusing him as we tie together I lock up the Nor-Vise with the Fine Point Conversion. Hence, I haven't had the time to do more than slowly familiarize myself with the many features.

The Automatic Bobbin is a stroke of genius. I asked Norm Norlander of which he was most proud, the vise or the bobbin. He hesitated for a second or two then said he was pretty pround of the bobbin. Designing a spring loaded wheel with a clutch was a real challange.

I also think Colorado Cajun is absolutely right when he said it all boils down to personal preferences. Asking a man about his vise is like asking him about his pick up, his dog, or his whiskey.
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The Automatic Bobbin is a stroke of genius. I asked Norm Norlander of which he was most proud, the vise or the bobbin. He hesitated for a second or two then said he was pretty pround of the bobbin. Designing a spring loaded wheel with a clutch was a real challange.
That bobin is a great device. If more peple tried them they would be very popular. I think the price keeps people from buying them.
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Joe and Frank, please don't take this the wrong way with the following statement: "With age, comes great wisdom."

I had the opportunity to tie with the Nor-vise this weekend. Boy Oh Boy, what a vise. I have been walking the fence for a long time as too what vise to buy but after tying with the Nor-vise I think I have truely made my mind up. Everything I tried was so much simplier with the Nor-vise. Hackling and dubbing is not the same with any other vise that is on the market today.

As the misplaced Cajun mentioned it is all a matter of personal preferences.

Thanks for showing me the light. Now, to come up with the greenbacks to pay for it.
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Hi Terry,

There are a bunch of rotary vises out there but none of them will spin a fly like the Nor-Vise. The Nor-Bobbin works just as good as the vise. You won't be sorry you picked the Nor-Vise. It is a few bucks but will last a lifetime.

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