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Remnzetti Traveler - Small & Curved Hook Advice
Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:34 PM
Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:12 PM
hook rotated sideways?
post a photo?
Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:02 PM
Sideways = hook lies flat on the horizontal plane, instead of on the vertical plane. I.e., using rotary to turn fly 90 degrees from normal position. (By upside down I mean rotating it 180 degrees from normal.)
Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:15 PM
thats a size 20 in a renzetti traveler
i set the hook as high as i can to expose more of the bend of the hook
when wrapping the thread from the hook eye to the bend, you start wrapping vertically and as you approach the bend your wrapping begins to be more angular to the shank until you reach that point in the bend where you are wrapping in a horizontal plain
to me, i see no reason to rotate the vise to a horizontal position or upside down
i tried wrapping thread onto the hook with the vise jaws rotated toward me but couldnt really see where i was wrapping the thread
Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:37 PM
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:32 AM
Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:23 PM
Never really had a problem with hooks down to #24 on the standard jaws and I've always found it curious how many Renzetti owners I know without the midge jaws. I tend to rotate the jaws a bit when tying smaller flies 20-30 degrees towards me so I can get more access to the hook, especially with smaller curved hook.
Anyone else struggle with acessing small & curved hook flies on Renzetti Traveler?[snip] Would midge jaws on the Traveler help solve that?
Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:54 PM
Have you set the jaws at maximum height? That should make the back of the hook more accessible. Conversely, if the jaws are at minimum height, that would make it hard to tie on a small hook. A picture would be helpful....
Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:25 PM
First set (view without rotation):
Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:29 PM
Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:34 PM
Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:39 PM
Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:42 PM
MY suggestion ... quit trying to tie flies that small !!!
Barbed hooks rule!
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:06 AM
Change the visual angle by scooting the chair back, getting a shorter chair, getting a taller table, setting the vice base on top of a thick dictionary or some thing else of that nature. Move things around til you find a comfortable setup.
For me the view you show as 30* clockwise is the norm, with the hook in the vertical. I have tied on tables too tall and tables too low, It makes a difference.