Looking for a portable rotary tying vise

bob3700

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I am in the market for a rotary tying vise that has it's own stand. I see several brands that range from $150 and up. I am not interested in a $400 vise, just something that I can put into a kit and take with me.

Any thoughts on what brand of vise to look at and what features are useful?

Bob
 

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I started with a Thompson many years ago and finally upgraded to a Renzetti Traveler in 1999 when they were going for about $150.00. I have never regretted that decision and for me it is the perfect fit. It has been to a lot of different fly fishing locations. A quality vise is a very personal decision and there are hardcore fanatics for other brands. I have probably tied well over 15,000 flies on my vise through the years. The latest low end Traveler is the Traveler 2000 Cam Vise Pedestal Base Model. It may be viewed here:


A couple of years ago I purchased The Presentation 2000 Cam Standard Pedestal Base Model so that I can let my son or grandson to use The Traveler:



Spend some time making your decision. You will want to use your purchase for a long time...


PT/TB
 

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I saw one once that had been redesigned with a wood screw thread on the bottom, size to snug between the boards of a park campsite table or screw into a tree stump. That sorta traveling.
 

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What all of them ^^^ said. The Renzetti Traveler can be purchased with a base or a C-Clamp. I own two. One sits on my trying desk. The other in my tying kit that travels with me.
 

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Danvise I know a couple of commercial tiers that use them with the extension for larger hands but not left hand friendly with extension.
 

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Wolff atlas can be found for around $150. I have one. Came with a clamp and a pedestal base. Full rotary. Strong jaws.

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Many good vises, but I am another 25 year Renzetti Traveler user. There is one for sale with both the pedestal and clamP mounts further down in classifieds. I vastly prefer the pedestal.

I have often thought about going up to a presentation, but honestly don’t know what I would gain. The Traveler has never let me down.

Don
 

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You owe it to yourself to look at the Stonfo line of vises. The Kaiman is a big improvement over the clamp style Regal because there is so much more room behind the jaws for your hand. The Transformer, using interchangeable heads, gives you three vises in one unit so you can also tie tube flies and streamers. Much more versatile than any other vise. The base for these vises is also heavy and useful with holes for tools and pockets for hooks, beads, etc.
 
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