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What Vise do you use?


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Poll: What is your primary vise? (3193 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your primary vise?

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#1021 petegray

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

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#1022 Flat Rock native

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

For me it is Nor-Vise or J-Vice and I wish I had bought one of them as soon as I realized how much I enjoyed this pastime.

I stair-stepped my way through several lower quality models that worked okay, which have now been given to new students of the game. But I could have saved quite a few $ in the long-run and good tools add to the fun and lessen many problems.
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#1023 Flat Rock native

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

For me it is Nor-Vise or J-Vice and I wish I had bought one of them as soon as I realized how much I enjoyed this pastime.

I stair-stepped my way through several lower quality models that worked okay, which have now been given to new students of the game. But I could have saved quite a few $ in the long-run and good tools add to the fun and lessen many problems.
Kenduardo's Lure & Fly

Buffalo, Wyoming

Happily living in "Longmire's" county

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#1024 petegray

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:24 AM

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#1025 Roland58

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

I use a piece of junk that came with a fly tying kit purchased at Gander Mountain for about $30 (for the entire kit). I have tied many successful flies in spite of the vise being rather difficult to use. The best thing I can say about it is that it works, not especially well, but, it does work.

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#1026 Roland58

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

FYI, I have not posted in a,very long time due to a series of physical issues. I broke my left leg, then my lower back required surgery, I developed Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in my left leg, then a Morten's Neuroma in my left foot, and just recently I went through a very painful surgery to repair a broken left hand. On a good note, I am on the mend and should be "slinging some line" in about a month...just in time for the sand bass run!

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#1027 mikechell

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

Welcome back, Roland! 

 

Holy Moly, man ... you need to change your screen name to "Lucky" !!!

 

I sincerely wish you a speedy recovery and a fly rod in your hand soon !!!

 

PS ... According to some, you might not have had all those injuries and surgeries if you were tying on a $3000.00 LAW vise !!!


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#1028 Paflyfusher

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:57 AM

I've been using a Dynaking baracuda for about 10 yr. Having tied thousands of flies on it I can't imagine being with out it. I had a Regal years ago, after having hooks pop out and fly across the room too many times I sold it.

#1029 Paflyfusher

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 06:01 AM

Dynaking baracuda my vise for past 10yr. Wouldn't go without it!

#1030 mikechell

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 06:51 AM

Welcome to the site, Paflyfusher.


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#1031 SilverCreek

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:11 AM

My vises have been Thompson A ----> Regal ----> HMH Standard ----> Renzetti Master Vise with Speed Crank


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#1032 flyty1

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

Started out with a Universal II rotary, graduated to Thompson A, finally use HMH standard and Regal for most of my tying. Of course, being a vice - I have tried and own several others which are used for travelling to tie on vacation or with fly tying groups.

#1033 chugbug27

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Thompson A ---> Thompson A revisited ---> Renzetti Traveler ---> ??? Next ???...
Old Renzetti Master?
Used DK Barracuda / Ultimate Indexer?
Used Petitjean Master?
Used Norvise?
Used JVise?
Always dreaming....
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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:23 PM

Started with a Thompson A and still use it forty plus years later, also have a very good knock off of it, a Sunrise "AA" bought @1980 to teach the kids on; side by side hands on method. I made a base for the "A" soon after I got it.

I think I'd like a Norvise, but doubt I ever change.