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Pocono 03-02-2008 02:58 PM

Any advice on a good fly tying vise for a beginner tier? I'm currently looking at a Regal RCR-4. I like the tightness with which the jaws hold the fly. A friend tried to steer me towards a Renzetti, but the adjustments look to be way over the top vs. what I think I need for an entry level vise.

wfosborn 03-02-2008 03:59 PM

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I've been using a Griffin Montana Mongoose and very happy with it for the price. Quick, easy adjustments and holds a hook great. Also comes with quite a bit of accessories and a decent case for it. Good rotary for quite a bit less than the Renzetti's. If you want a good vise but don't want to dump a ton of money on it right now check it out.

Griffin Montana Mongoose Fly Tying Vise, Rotary Vise fly fishing gear


jayraider 03-02-2008 04:09 PM

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hey whats up man:

i started tying a few months ago. i got the rotary kit from cabelas, and it works great. i figure if i get better i will get a higher quality vise. it actually holds the hook very tight and i would highly recommend this kit for a beginner. if you have some previous tying experience then you might wanna go ahead and get an upgraded vise. good luck man! a day has not gone by that i did not tie a fly since i got it!

mojo 03-02-2008 06:05 PM

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red dot award for Vosseler tying vise
If the tying bug has got you, this would serve as a beginner, intermediate and advanced vise. This would be with you for a long time. This is a sturdy well built vise.

shorthaul 03-02-2008 07:34 PM

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Ive used a Thompson "A" vise until Regal came out in the 80's---i thought i needed a rotary vise so i bought a Dyna King "barracuda" and hated it and sold it in a month---im back on the Regal---bulletproof and no adjusting from #28 to 4/0 and no slipping or breaking hooks

nralover 03-02-2008 08:56 PM

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Not to hijack the thread, but I have considered buying a vise myself, and have beed told the Peak vises are very nice also. Does anyone use them?

BigCliff 03-02-2008 09:00 PM

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I've used a Dan Vise for years and its still working well. One it wears out, I plan on getting a Renzetti Cam Traveler, or a Montana Mongoose.

philthy 03-03-2008 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by nralover (Post 22301)
Not to hijack the thread, but I have considered buying a vise myself, and have beed told the Peak vises are very nice also. Does anyone use them?

I've had the Peak rotary for about a year now and it's served me well. I started with the standard jaws, but they were too big for the flies I tie (normally sz 20-28). I soon had to opt for the midge jaws. I'm not sure if they've upgraded the screws on the later ones, but there's been some reports of the plastic ones stripping out. There's a brass screw upgrade kit for about 10 bucks, but I haven't had a single problem with mine.

I haven't seen near the comments about the Peak that you see about Renzetti, Danvise, etc. I really like mine for what it's worth.


tie one on 03-03-2008 08:01 PM

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We have had this discussion on more than one
occasion, but it never hurts to discuss it some

I personally have tied flies on three different vises.
1. Was a cheap non-rotating vise to start at home.
2. Took 5 fly tying classes at my local fly shop using Renzetti.
3. Purchased a Peak vise about 2 years ago & still use it exclusively.

After using my Peak I do not have any plans at all to change.
As before in previous threads, there are as many opinions as there
are different vises. Ask questions & gather information. There have
been several article written in Flyfishing magazines & numerous websites
have their test results available. Research never hurts.

My overall advice to beginners is to take some classes first of
all. Secondly, if you decide tying is for you, purchase one that
has all the qualities you want, but won't empty your wallet.

Tie One On

sandfly 03-04-2008 06:08 AM

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I have tied and owned several over the years. The one i like for beginners is the Anvil Apex vice, comes with a C-clamp and pedestal. Can hold from 32's to 6/0 with ease. lifetime warrenty.rotary and adjustable tilt.. All for around 100.00

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