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Old 03-02-2009, 09:11 AM
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Default Re: what vise for a beginner

After all my years of fly tying, from big to tiny, I have to agree with tie one on.

GO AND TRY EVERY ONE YOU CAN FIND!!! Reading about them is fine, but can not take the place of actually trying them. See how they each work for you. Then, get the very best you can afford.

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As usual, Peregrines review (below) pretty much says it all. IMHO, as a beginner I would recommend the Danvise, for around $80. It does everything that the more-compact Peak vise does, but at half the price. As a beginner, it doesn't make sense to buy the twice-as-expensive Peak, since you get all the same features in the Danvise while you decide whether you want to stay with fly-tying.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:13 AM
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Get a Peak with midge jaws and you'll take it to your grave.
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check out the anvil vices, there are made here in the usa, and are great.Only vice I carry in store.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:02 AM
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there is a fly tying class at a local orvis shop every tuesday so maybe ill start stopping in there to check out some vices
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Jack, that would be an excellent idea. You'll learn a ton as well as get a chance to try a bunch of different vises.

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Default Re: what vise for a beginner

Hi to all,

I disagree with the idea of getting a inexpensive vise for a beginner. I think the Peak vise is a very good vise for a beginner or experienced fly tyer. Lets say you get a Peak vise and hate fly tying. If you hate it with the Peak you could sell it for $100 bucks or at least $80. You are still only out $60 to $80. That is the same loss you would have if you had bought a cheaper vise to start with.

Having a good vise will influence how much you enjoy fly tying. If you want to just try tying a fly get a Vise-Gripe and hold it in a work bench vise or "C" clamp it to your work bench. It will hold a hook so you can play around with tying. Or, better yet, go down to you local fly shop and get a lesson or two. A good shop will be happy to help you out and provide the equipment.

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Another vote for the Peak
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I drooled over all the vise ads, and then my wife gave me a Peak. I sold my
Griffin 2A (still a decent vise), and haven't wanted anything else for 2 years.
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there is a fly tying class at a local orvis shop every tuesday so maybe ill start stopping in there to check out some vices
LOL!!! Most Orvis stores have VISES ... but if you can check out their VICES, !!
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