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Old 11-13-2013, 08:52 AM
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Default A Vise for Christmas

My grandson started fly fishing this past Spring and has been using an inexpensive vise I got on ebay. He's used a rotary vise one of his friends has and really liked it plus his current vise has some problems gripping hooks. So with Christmas coming soon it's time for a vise upgrade.

He's been searching the web, watching YouTube videos etc and is considering the Peak Rotary Vise and the Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise.

If anyone has positive or negative input on either of these vises your comments would be appreciated. Or if there's a better choice in this price range that would be helpful also.

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the peak is a nice rotary vise made in AMERICA

really cant go wrong there

im very happy with mine for the year and a half I've been using it

it seems to handle tiny hooks for trout and large hooks for streamers

the rotary works very nice

its really a well made entry level rotary vise
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Another one to look at - Renzetti Traveler. This vise has been around for decades, alot of folks use them. I've been using mine going on 20 years.
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Default Re: A Vise for Christmas

I have not used the Peak vice but from I understand and have seen, it's very similar to the Anvil Atlas which I have...and love.

It was a bit on the tight side at first and took a bit of adjusting to get used to the jaws, but once I figured it out, I haven't had any reason to consider anything else.

Also made in the US

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:13 AM
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+1 for Renzetti Traveller, that is what I use. I'm guessing they'd all work fine.
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Default Re: A Vise for Christmas

Lots of well made vises on the market these days, you really couldn't go wrong with the Renzetti Traveller, the Peak or the Anvil Atlas. I've used the Peak now for about three years and love it, recently I bought and Anvil Atlas for my grandson, it looks to be very well made also. Lots of folks on the forum that love their Renzetti Traveller vises.

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i'm all for saving a few bucks here and there so if i were you, you should sign up for feather crafts email specials. theyre always sending them out and you can sometimes get 20-30-40-50 dollars of and get that new vise at a discounted price. i got an email and bought my brand new renzetti traveler 2300 at $30 off. $169 is a hell of a lot better than $199.

it totally up to you which brand you get. have you asked your grandson which vise he was tying on? maybe thats the one HE wants.

the renzetti, anvil and the peak all hold hooks equally the same. its a coin toss

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:19 AM
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I've been using a Peak for several years now, I think since 2009 and am very pleased with it. I don't think your grandson will be disappointed. It's got a VERY heavy base, is well made and swapping out jaws are fairly easy. I use both the standard and midge jaws. I've heard very good things about Peak's customer service but have not had to use them yet.

All of the others are options mentioned are good ones too, I've heard great things about both Anvil and Renzetti.

What kind of rotary has he tried and liked? That would likely be a good option. It can be a personal choice much like a fly rod, but I'm of the opinion that many of us over think this. You can learn to tie on any vise, the key is how well do they grip the hooks. All of the ones mentioned will do that well.
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Default Re: A Vise for Christmas

I am currently using a Peak. I can't really compare it to other vices as this is the only one I have ever used. I like it very much, and as buddist_palm mentioned it is made in the USA

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Got a Peak....very good and affordable vise .
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