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cutbow



Joined: 19 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: vises Reply with quote

i am trying to find a good vise, used. i have never tied flies before but i really want to learn. i just dont want to buy a good vise and not like it and be out lots of money. thanks for the help, first time post long time reader of posts.
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mcgurtis



Joined: 07 Apr 2008
Posts: 23
Location: Farmington

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I started tying I bought the little starter kit from Duranglers if I remember right. It did everything I needed it to do(like hold the hook in place) and came with scissors, bobbins etc. I have since upgraded to the vise I use now. It was'nt the rotating style like was on my wish list but it still works. I would recomend taking the class through the college that T.J. teaches,(he even lends you a vise). So in my feeble opinion you could hold the hook with a pair of needle nose vice grips if you had to, but if you enjoy tying you will want a better vise.

Curtis
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twmack



Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 36
Location: El Paso

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: vises Reply with quote

I have tied on just about every vise out there and I have come to the conclusion that Renzetti is the best for me. They can be expensive ranging from $99 for the low end and $700 for the high end. The best value they have is the Travler's Cam Vise which is about $180. I still tie on mine. They have a good warranty and will last a lifetime. It holds a whole range of hooks but it works very well on the smaller hooks we use on the San Juan. If you want something to start out with, you can get a Griffin kit or an Angler's choice kit. I would recomend on buying a good part of scissors for fine materials and use the one that comes in the kit for wire and tougher materials. These kits have all the tools but no materials. I would stay away from kits that put materials in but the materials are not that great or have colors you will not use.
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cutbow



Joined: 19 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you both for replying. the traveler vise was the one i have been looking at. i think i am getting one for xmas.
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herefishy



Joined: 02 Jan 2007
Posts: 146
Location: Las Cruces, NM

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both a Renzetti and a Danvise, and like them equally, but the Danvise is about a $100 cheaper.
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