Jump to content

 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com

FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes

Greetings from the Southwest!

Arizona Sult

4 replies to this topic

#1 High and Dry

High and Dry

    Bait Fisherman

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:43 AM

New member here.......just started fly fishing last year but most of my fishing experience was when I was younger growing up in the Midwest. Since moving to AZ in 1988, my fishing time dwindled drastically due to job, kids and life.....Now that I'm closer to retirement and kids in college, my wife and I have more time to had to the mountains to cool down in the summer. I fish for rainbow, brown and Apache trout in the mountain lakes and Little CO river. At first I thought I would just buy my flies, but have changed my mind as I like to make things and have always liked the feeling of accomplishment looking at the end result. I also live near the Salt River and hope to start fishing it regularly every winter. My first goal is to select a vise (only want to buy one that will last and I'll be happy with under $200) and am currently considering
Peak, Regal, Renzatti and Griffin. Thanks, Dave

#2 rstaight


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 934 posts

Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:05 AM


I to got Back to fishing after being away for awhile, it was in 98.

All the vises you list are good. My opinion from your list would be a Griffin Spyder. True rotary and less then $130. May find them less then $100.

"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus

#3 mikechell



  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 15,167 posts

Posted 02 September 2018 - 05:18 PM

Welcome to the site. 


I've got the Griffin Spider Odyssey, cam lock version.  I love it.

Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis

#4 Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 398 posts

Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:46 AM

Welcome to the addiction. I use a renzetti and have had no problems with it in 1 1/2 years I have owned it. All those listed are good. Looking back I was concerned about its cost but now its like a penny versus a dollar when I look at the hooks and materials I have accumulated over time. Dont worry too much on cost but do put thoughts in its use ability and think of future projects you might tie

Once again welcome to the site and most importantly enjoy the sport/hobby.

#5 trs



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts

Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:16 PM

Welcome to the forum, I use a Renzetti traveler I got on eBay, got a great deal no complaints

Reply to this topic