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Poll: Rotary or not?

Rotary Vise ot not?

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#31 Flytyer14

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

Ahh. The griffin Spider, I was looking at that as well as the Anvil apex and the Renzetti Traveler. Although to get the traveler i would have to start making some major cash..
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:21 PM

Rotary- Renzetti Traveler that I've had for about 17 yrs now.

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#33 FishAholic85

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:05 PM

I have tied on a fly master (non rotary) for years and didn't know what I was missing!(figuratively and literally wallbash.gif ).
But now I got a 720 and I have seen what I have been missing not being able to spin around to check, and to tie on tricky stuff like beards and what not.
So for true rotary I give it two thumbs up thumbup.gif


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#34 flytyinfreak

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

got me a used 'zetti traveler 4 yrs ago and love it! I do need to exchange the old jaws for the new cam lever jaws but other than that I LOVE IT!!!!
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:35 PM

I began tying on a Griffin A-2? Then two years ago I upgraded to the Renzetti Traveler. I enjoy both vices and I'm planning on adding another Renzetti later this year. I'm still undecided on which model, so that means I'll probably end up with the "Master Model" if I sell enough flies first! LOL

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (smallieFanatic @ Apr 3 2010, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps you are thinking of the Griffin Spider vise. Retails for eighty-five dollars. Not exactly cheap but not super expensive either. Never tied on the thing, however I have heard favorable reports on it.


yeah that was the one. thanks jan.

QUOTE (Flytyer14 @ Apr 3 2010, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahh. The griffin Spider, I was looking at that as well as the Anvil apex and the Renzetti Traveler. Although to get the traveler i would have to start making some major cash..


some good vises there. the renzetti traveler is really a step up and a bit more dough. Also check out the danvise. i know that is another cheap rotary vise that i have heard great things about. A really expensive rotary vise is not going to make you a better tier. maybe a rotary vise in general will make you a better tier. just remember it is the fly tyer who makes the vise. not the vise that makes the fly tyer.
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#37 Wayne P

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:01 PM

This is interesting. I tie on a HMH Spartan. While not true rotary, it will rotate when the head it level and I use it that way quite often, applying material with the rotary function.

When I attend fly tying shows, I see a lot of rotary vises. However a fairly high percentage of those using rotary vises are seen applying materials hand-over-hand and not using the rotary function. So they use a rotary vise, but not the rotary function. . . .

Of those here that have rotary vises, do you really use the rotary function when appropriate?


#38 Flytyer14

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

Fishyboy, I understand completely, I have heard several unfavorable reports on the danvise though.
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#39 steeldrifter

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:14 PM

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Of those here that have rotary vises, do you really use the rotary function when appropriate?


I use it all the time. Spinning on dubbed bodies, palmering hackle, winding hackle collars, chenelle wrapping bodies. I'd say I use the rotary on probably 90% of the flies I tie.

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#40 FishyboY

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (Wayne P @ Apr 4 2010, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is interesting. I tie on a HMH Spartan. While not true rotary, it will rotate when the head it level and I use it that way quite often, applying material with the rotary function.

When I attend fly tying shows, I see a lot of rotary vises. However a fairly high percentage of those using rotary vises are seen applying materials hand-over-hand and not using the rotary function. So they use a rotary vise, but not the rotary function. . . .

Of those here that have rotary vises, do you really use the rotary function when appropriate?


i use it alot. mostly flies over #14 pretty much anything smaller makes it easier to use your hands.


QUOTE (Flytyer14 @ Apr 4 2010, 02:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fishyboy, I understand completely, I have heard several unfavorable reports on the danvise though.


go to a fly shop and tie on several different vises. then you will find what you like best for the money! headbang.gif headbang.gif
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#41 streamcaddis

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:44 PM

I use Renzetti. I got my first vise back in the 70's. I love the vise... yahoo.gif
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:19 PM

What, no totally rad and awesome 720 fans?
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

My primary vise is a LAW and I also have an old HMH that I use as a tube fly vise.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (flytyinfreak @ Apr 5 2010, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What, no totally rad and awesome 720 fans?




Not anymore.




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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (Arkansas Mike @ Apr 6 2010, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (flytyinfreak @ Apr 5 2010, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What, no totally rad and awesome 720 fans?




Not anymore.




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