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Old 06-04-2013, 11:32 PM
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hi all, im new to the forum and i must say its a damn good forum
anyway im not sure if this is the right section but im looking to get peoples opinions on beginner vise up to 75$.
it will be used for bigger flies mainly as i fish for striped bass when i visit ma and pike.muskie and carp in colorado so i wont be upset if i sacrifice on the smaller end of hooks
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Do a search on vises for more info.

my suggestion is a griffin. They can be had for your price range, and they are good, solid rotary vises for the money.

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I would second Griffin. I enjoy tying on my Spyder.
Bang for the buck is pretty good.

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for $100 bucks i might go with a renzetti apprentice. it would handle the flies you want to tie.

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Default Re: beginner vise

I am completely satisfied with my Griffin Spider vise. I can't see the need of spending more money. I originally got the version with the C-clamp that attaches to the edge of a desk, but then bought the heavy pedestal base and much prefer that. I also added the parachute attachment.


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If you can pay a bit more, there is a Renzetti Traveller on Ebay:

Renzetti Fly Tying Vise | eBay

Hook and hackle is having a sale on their E-Z rotary vise. I've heard some nice comments about this vise as a descent inexpensive vise. Get the pedestal vise and the bobbin holder for less than your budget.

E-Z Rotary Vises-Hook & Hackle

Reviews of the E-Z vise:

Zephr EZ Rotary Fly Tying Vise Review

Opinions of EZ rotary vise?

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here is a link to reviews sorted by price.

http://www.flyfishohio.com/Vise%20Review%201/so_many_vises_$50-$100.htm
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I think the Griffen spider will fit the bill, looks well build and well priced
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I'd definitely get a rotary vise. I'd look at the one Orvis has for about 70 bucks. I'm sorry I didn't buy it.

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Now that I've looked a bit more I'm kinda leaning towards a griffen 2a
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