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Old 10-17-2008, 12:16 PM
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Default Fly Tying Vise - need advise

I am looking for a pedestal rotary type Fly Tying Vise and looking for the following two that I am interested...

Folks, any advice are greatly appreciated... thanks...

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Dyna-King: Barracuda Jr. Trekker Vise
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:40 PM
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Hi BlueBird,

Those are two good vises. Here is a link to a Fly Fisherman Magazine article on most of the available vises. You might want to also add the Renzertti Presentation 2000 to your short list. The 2000 has the advantage of the hinged arm similar to that used in the Master vise.

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Default Re: Fly Tying Vise - need advise

Thanks Frank fopr the quick response.... I am so excited to get one of them for my weekend fly tying... Of all the flies I tied... I use only with my left hand holding the fly hook... bloody hard to tie them....
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I just read the review... I just realized that the Dyna-King Trekker Jr has aluminum and plastic parts... that's somewhat a drawback... I will just go for the Renzetti vise....
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If you want a true rotary vise. Go for the Nor-Vise with a fine point jaw. (new - Nor-Vise Web About Us Page)
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Holding the hook with your left hand! Wow! How long have you been doing that? I'm going to try to tie a fly viceless this weekend just to see how impossibly hard that's got to be. Did you use your teeth a lot, too?

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Bluebird I have had a Renzetti Traveler for several years and have tied a thousand flies with it. The problems I have had with it include problems with the jaws not holding the hooks and the rotary arm losing tension, causing me to have to stop and readjust it before continuing. From reading other posts online, this is a common problem. I would not buy another Traveler. I saved my pennies and recently bought a Snowbee-Waldron rotary vise. I love this thing. It is smooth and even though I'm no engineer, it appears to be well made.Hope this helps. Mike
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I used a $7 piece of junk 30 years ago, bought a Griffin 2A a few years
ago, and now have a Peak Rotary vise. I'm in heaven with the Peak!
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I second the peak- just love it! Awesome! But I was using an old hobbs creek fly tying vice before the Peak. I would also look at this article in addition to the one that Frank gave you. Go straight to the summary at the bottom of the page first if you want. So many Vices, So Little Time!
I read them both and a few other reviews before I purchased the Peak.
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Default Re: Fly Tying Vise - need advise

Snaggy, not that long... lol... i have tied like maybe 100 different flies already... the smallest hook i can manage is #16 with a help from small longnose plier with rubberband. With hooks up to #10, I hold them with my thumb and pointing finger. bucktail hair gets so messy and kept on falling off before I can tie them on the hook. LOL

thanks folks for the tips and advise...

i went to the store and they dont have the renzetti model that I am looking for.. so I ended up getting the Dyna-King Barracuda Vise (the big one) - pedestal model.

All metal and great rotary vise...
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