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I'm looking at the Renzetti Apprentice Vise and was wondering if anyone here has or is using this vise and their thoughts on it.
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I have an early model Traveler and really like it. I haven't ever seen the one you are asking after. Travelers are good tying tools, have you looked that way?

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This is their base model. I'm constrained by budget, so as much as I would like to look higher end, I can't.
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Default Re: Renzetti Apprentice Vise Thoughts

It's hard to beat the jaws on a Renzetti Traveler or Presentation. Can't speak to the Apprentice, but I'll bet they are good, even though they look a lot different.
Since you mentioned budget I'll throw up an even less expensive option. Before a Renzetti I tied on a Danvise, and still do when I travel to club tying nights. It never feels like I'm taking much of a step back tying on it. In fact it's very nice. It's a true rotary, and IMO once you tie on a rotary most are not willing to go back.
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Default Re: Renzetti Apprentice Vise Thoughts

I've been looking at a lot of different vises. The owner of the local fly shop gave me their Apprentice to try over the next few days. I was wondering what others who use it thought about it. It seems that not too many people use it and opt for the more expensive models.
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You got that right Jimmie,

I am not a real rotary tier in that I don't use the function to wrap bodies or tinsels but to be able to flip a hook with almost no effort from the tip of my finger to see or work the back side of the hook is a good thing. The Traveler that keeps getting mentioned will hold hooks from a #22 to a 3/0 salmon with the same tenacity. I,m not pushing the vise, just sayen,

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