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Fly tying vise recommendations
here is what the o-ring does on a renzetti   i would assume a spring would approximate the same affect
November Flies from the Vise
Braided Belly Turkey Tail Nymph I figured this is as good a spot as any for an intro and first post here on FTF. (I've been on other forums before same name) I'm Jim and I like fly fishing and tying.&
New to the forum - from Austin Texas
Good Afternoon, All, I signed up a few weeks and have been lurking for a bit.  I like the forum and the members seems polite and well mannered and very willing to help.   More about me. I ac
Hello 1st Time poster
Newbie here I was wondering where would I go if I was selling a vise? I have a Renzetti master not registered or used... Any help would be appreciated and look forward to being on the forum .
tying station suggestions
Hey all. I'm new to fly tying (got a Renzetti Traveler vise last week for my birthday). I'm already obsessed with tying and starting designing a little fly tying station to keep all my tools organized
Old fly tying vise videos?
My first vise many decades ago was a Thompson.  Man, I tied a crap load of flies on that vise.  I am on a renzetti now and love it.  But, that Thompson name brought back so many memorie
Auction score?
Definite big score. A simple vise goes 35.00 and up. Even my 1.5 year old renzetti has more wear than yours. No rust a little tarnish on brass is it. Great find.
Greetings from the Southwest!
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 pe
Renzetti fly fishing and rod building fair Dec.7-8
Curious, They had the second annual Fly Fishing & Rod Building Fair in 2008 and the fourth in 2013 and the fifth annual in 2015 This FB page shows no upcoming events but does show a couple of past
renzetti o-ring and what it does
I don't think Renzettis are repair prone. I have 2 Renzettis, a home vise and a travel vise for 35 years and both are going strong. No parts needed. The O-ring is designed to be replaced so that is no
Renzetti traveler review
How is Renzetti's warranty and customer service ?
Midge bobbins?
That bobbin do you guys like for small midges 26 an under? Anyone have experience with renzetti midge and ultra midge? And the rite shorty? I'm wondering how the tip diameters sizes compare?
Hair stackers, stainless
I got a Renzetti stainless. I think 2 1/4"long. Guess you can trim the pipe to as short as you want. Dryer sheets.
Any updates on HMH TRN?
bazzer485 bazzer485 is offline Member Join Date Jul 2014 Posts 190 Post Thanks / Like Default Re: LAW alternative - HMH TRV launched I received mine a couple Of days ago and I love it. Im going to p
Law Vise for sale
Several years ago, when the LAW vise was readily available, I tied on several friends vises. At that time I was a collector of tying vises to use, not as investments. I called Lawrence and spoke to hi
Stoping by to say hi
Not really new here just haven't been on in a few years. just stopping by to say hi and whats up.  Hi from Athens Ga, Soon to be Augusta Maine.  My name is Colin,   And I have a questio
I don't care what it does ... $500.00 is too much money for a vise.   Don't get me wrong ... I am glad you like it.  I wouldn't, because every time I looked at it, I'd be thinking about ho
Vice problems
Absolutely.  A common problem for all vises if you tie enough.  Took me quite a while to wear out a pair of jaws on a Renzetti Traveler for example, but I know commercial tiers who go throug
February Flies from the Vise
Hey there Dave; My vice is a Renzetti Presentation model. Older model bought back in the 80's. Has the thumb screw jaws. I added a backdrop + MacKenzie mag lite to it as well. IMO, best vice for my st
HEY KIMO! It's here, It's here!
It's here, It's here!!! Original maybe early 90s Renzetti Presentation 4000. Pre cam lever, no ball bearings in back half of jaw. It has definitely been exposed to saltwater air - the brass would give
Question for any familiar with Renzetti
This is supposedly a Renzetti Presentation 4000. I know that the original Renzetti came out in 88 (I think), so maybe this is a very old one. I have Googled for awhile and I'm not seeing any pictures
Promising weather report
With this cold weather coming in I've dragged in some apple wood I've been drying for a couple  of years and am turning out Christmas gifts on my lathe for next year. I've got my kerosene heater
Bobbin Review
I've long been temped to buy a RiteBobbin, thanks for sharing your review!   My mainstay has been the Umpqua Ergonomic bobbins, simple and they fit my hands perfect, but they have a tenancy to do
Dyna-King vs. Renzetti: Flagship vise comparison
I've had the opportunity to tie on both the Dyna King Excalibur and the Renzetti Master and wanted to provide my thoughts on the differences.  I can't speak to other brands but hope this helps so
Time to fix a stupid choice!
Hey Everyone - A little over 4 years ago I moved from Montana to Oklahoma for work.   All in all, we like OKC, but obviously miss the rivers and the mountains.   During the move pr
Stonfo Dubbing Brush Machine
I use one and yes, you can use it for making larger dubbing brushes.  It's not a bad setup and does the job.  What's nice is the tray drops out so you can spin the material freely.  It'
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
Cody,   My advice is to focus on just the flies you intend to fish with and buy materials just for those to start out then expand from there.  A kit is not the way to go in my opinion. 
Renzetti Traveler Vice Jaws Composition
Cannot speak to the material nature of the jaws, but to the best of my knowledge all the Renzetti jaws are made of the same and there are no "stronger" versions, although the saltwater ones are beefie
Remnzetti Traveler - Small & Curved Hook Advice
Anyone else struggle with acessing small & curved hook flies on Renzetti Traveler? I end up tying a lot of small and curved hook fly parts (especially the parts closer to hook bend) with the hook
Rotary functionality - Regal Revolution vs Renzetti
I'm looking for an upgrade from my Renzetti Traveler which was damaged during some travel.  Overall I've loved the rotary function of the Renzetti and am considering the Presentation 2000 for the
HMH TVR tying vise.....
My TRV arrived today and Im like it a lot. The LAW style jaws appear to be made of cast tool steel and hold the hook very firmly. So far Ive tried it with a size 18 Trout hook and a size 5/0 salmon
HMH Rotary vise
Its available as of Friday.  Got an invite to call for one of the first 100 on Friday, from Jon at HMH, but I won't be ordering one.  The price isn't stellar compared to say the Renzetti Mas
Regal Revolution question
I don't know the answer to your question....  but they have a phone number as well as an email address on their web site.  If I was to speculate I'd say that you have to shell out extra for
Thompson vise and base
  Came across this old Thompson vise and pedestal base that I forgot I even had. I've been using mt Renzetti for the past 20 yrs and forgot I even had this one tucked away. The base is a nice 3
Looking for an advanced fly tying book
I've used a Renzetti for years, but there are many fine vises.  I've been lusting for a Snowbee, but my wife has told me not to even think about it.  Yes, dear, ...
What the heck are these?
I had a set when I first started tying, they came from Herter's.  Your fingers can do the same job.  They might still be useful for pushing back spun or stacked deer hair when you tie off
Regal Brass Bobbin Cradle Question...
my renzetti comes with the stop. it is set at a certain height that allows me to swing the the cradle out of the way. i do not use the nylon screw to lock the cradle to the stem  
Anvil Atlas Full Review
Yeah I have my hooks move sometimes also.  Generally though after some playing with it I can get them to sit ok, just takes a bit of work.   Same thing with mine, it will probably last till
tiny fly questions
Sandan, sorry for late comeback. All I ever use is a length of white poly yarn. On the average yarn I segment 3 pieces out of it. I take one of those pieces I cut about 2" long or so and loop it aroun
New Rod Building Stuff for Sale
Rod Blanks:   Lamiglas:  PFW 84 2ML                  PF 78 3/4                  PT 69 3/4   
And you thought the LAW vise was expensive.
My Renzetti can do about anything the HMH can but I know my Toyota is no match to the Aston.
Ordering Tying Materials
I have to agree with supporting the local fly shop.  That's always my first choice.  But as we all know, no one store has everything you need...and that includes the online stores.  You
book find
I know this wasn't on your mind but you could sell those on different sites...not this one any more since you told what you paid...for $10 to $15 a book, maybe more if condition is good and you check
LAW vise
Here's a great vise at a good price, $400.00. (Not affiliated.)   Kimo
Finished tying tool collection
I have more tools than carter has pills, including a Renzetti traveler 8 pairs of scissors 3 tye rite bobbins, several ceramic bobbins of different price ranges, two bodkins a Materalli style Whip fin
Let's see your fly tying travel kits!
Usually take this with on business trips.  Maxpedition Organizer with a Renzetti Apprentice vise.     Holds a selection of TSA approved tools, magnifier glasses, container for the fini
Emergency caddy
Thanks for posting. My old Renzetti foam block tool holder is now approx. $20 retail. Scrap wood and drill press, nice. Regards, FK
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
go to your local fly shop and try each of their demo vises   good rotary vises    regal   hmh   wolf industries   griffin     good true rotary vises   renz
aplicator bottle
I use a Renzetti applicator bottle. Unscrew it and leave the top on the bottle. There is a cone shaped flexible plastic seal that sits on the bottle lip that seals the bottle while you tie so it limit
Best Buys for Vises
I know this is a subject open to interpretation and I'm thinking mostly of new vises.  Old Thompson As are outside the definitions for the sake of this argument; new As can be.   Vises now,
I am also a vice junkie,,, have several of each brand,,, Renzetti, Dyna-King, Norvise and HMH.   Having tried the J-Vise and LAW design at friends,,, I find them rather uncomfortable to use. Bein
Renzetti Master Vise Rotary Parachute Attachment?
renzetti still offers their parachute tool  https://www.renzetti...tachment-detail     They still make that type.  They discontinued the rotary parachute attachment.  That was
Renzetti Cam Traveler Pedestal Base
I bought a new (to me) vice and three is just more than I need.    Renzetti Cam Traveler (Right Handed) $sold Shipped  The vice works just fine.  The jaws are good with no issues.
Help identify cool old Thompson vise?
I'm really enjoying tying on this vise. I came along as rotary vises were beginning to be 'the vise to have' and not since my first cheap tying-kit Sunrise vise have I tied on a non-rotary vise. It ma
Traveling tying kit
I have a tool box that is just one big compartment.  The renzetti tool caddy is key, I can just load it up and set it in the bottom.  Then I grab whatever materials I need for a night of tyi
mckenzie bright light magnifier combo
I happen to have one and love it. Fits nicely onto my Renzetti and is basically universal for any vice. If you are  in the USA,  you can get one thru Anglers Workshop in Illinois. See their
are jurassic vises catching on
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.      
Best Fly Tying Vise for the Money Reviews 2017
Funny review.  They don't review all models, just a select few, then comment that the Renzetti's only con is its old technology!  In the sport of fly fishing where the reel is the simplest y
Danica Vise
Look for a used Renzetti Traveler,, many are available close to $100.   Well proven design with all metal components.   Regards, FK
BWO/March Brown Swap
i have tied on a renzetti traveller vise since the first came out in the late 1980's but i seldom use the rotary function anymore   so the bodies were wrapped in touching turns using the overhand
New HMH Vise
I bet you can get a c clamp version with a long stem. Use your own pedistal, height issue solved   I think the C clamp stem on a pedestal would make it too tall. Compared to my Renzetti Maste
Dubbing Loop
yes i do know what i'm doing but most dubbing will tend to loosen up after 1-3 wraps forward and must be retightened on the thread before continuing to wrap forward (watch a davie mcphail video and yo
Time to retire ...
Renzetti  bobbins with ruby tip is very good, but for the price the Tiemco bobbins are quite good. I have both and use the Teimcos more often, just my personal preference.
Law Vise
Hi All, After reading the previous locked thread I felt compelled to add to the conversation from a Law vise owner, vise collector and someone that knows a little bit of the background on this Virtu
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