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are jurassic vises catching on


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#1 ben bell

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

these vises were aimed at the salt water market and i was curious if they were catching on and if not, why not...thanks.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:17 PM

Too limited ... very few people tie only on big hooks.  From what I understand, even salt water guys tie on hooks smaller than 1/0 as much as bigger.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

is anyone using this vise at all...maybe as a paperweight.lol.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:40 PM

The larger models seem to be very pricey for what you get. I use an Anvil Atlas that cost about $140; it handles everything from #6 to 5/0 with ease, and it would survive a nuclear attack. If the Jurassic is really better at holding large hooks, it'd probably be of more interest to commercial jig tyers than fly tyers. I agree with Mike - there just aren't that many tyers who need what it claims to offer. There's already plenty of other stuff out there that works and won't break the bank.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

This is my jurassic vise that will handle anything my Renzetti can't and certainly didn't break the bank.

True T-Rex jaws as well.

 

 

 

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#6 Flat Rock native

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

Salty, that looks just like the new shifter on my boat motor:)


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

SB - I think Jim Tidewaterfly has a similar vise; maybe you guys frequent the same Orvis store. When I was a kid and had no tools other than what I made, I used the Old Man's regular bench vise, and I tied a lot of trout flies (mostly nymphs and streamers) on it with no problems to speak of. My hackle pliers were a wooden clothespin with the tips sanded down, and my bodkin/cement applicator was a needle I swiped from Mom's sewing kit. Hell, I didn't even have a bobbin. High-end equipment is definitely overrated. 



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

sa ltybum, i love your jurassic vice and there is nothing that holds like vise-grips. i can,t weld like you so what i did was to remove the adjusting bolt in back and replace it with a 3" piece of all-thread by 5/16" so that i could mount the vise-grip onto another extra fly vise base that i have that is designed for a 3/8 rod but holds this 5/16" rod just as well.. i grip the large hooks that i use at the barb of the hook which keeps the hook from rotating and VERY secure...i could have just as easily attachd the bolt with the visegrip to my bench.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

sa ltybum, i love your jurassic vice and there is nothing that holds like vise-grips. i can,t weld like you so what i did was to remove the adjusting bolt in back and replace it with a 3" piece of all-thread by 5/16" so that i could mount the vise-grip onto another extra fly vise base that i have that is designed for a 3/8 rod but holds this 5/16" rod just as well.. i grip the large hooks that i use at the barb of the hook which keeps the hook from rotating and VERY secure...i could have just as easily attachd the bolt with the visegrip to my bench.


ben bell, I like this work- around, please post more stuff, we welcome the fly porn and fish fantasies here.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

yup, that,s me porn and fantasies, lol.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

my brother said that all i did was reinvent the wheel and handed me a set of meyerpliers(google for picture)...i don,t think they are manufactured any longer..they work very well, if you need hook gripping power.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

these vises were aimed at the salt water market and i was curious if they were catching on and if not, why not...thanks.

 

Catching on?  Hard to say unless you call the manufacturer.

 

If you're talking about the Peak Jurassic vise, unless you're tying lots really big flies, like a commercial tyer would, the $300 + price tag is a bit much.  Also, as Ben mentioned above, I don'tthink they're made any more.

 

The vise made from a set of Vise Grips is a good idea.  If I was tying salt flies commercially or just a lot of them, That's how I'd go.

 

As an aside.  I tied Stu Apte Tarpon flies and Crazy Charlies for a local shop about 25 years ago on a Dyna King professional with the heavy jaws and it worked great!  



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

pictures of meyerplier and some moosehair bugs.Attached File  IMG_20170423_120106.jpg   121.9KB   0 downloads

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

Ben, you are a man after my own heart. Another true Jurassic set of hook holding jaws.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

hi saltybum, here,s another picture attempt of the meyerpliers..it,s almost as if these were designed for fly tying. lol.

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