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A Peak Vise Improvement
I have been thinking of this very issue with rotary vices for some time. I remember how I had more 'access' to the rear of a fly when I used my old Thompson vice, but not when I switched over to the R
Quality Starter Vise
True rotary vises have their advantages, and they especially have advantages to start tying on, as you will use more of its features.  I've owned several vises, a Renzetti Traveler (which I recom
Stupid "rotary" vise question...
Rotary vises were available in the 1980s. I think Renzetti invented the rotary vise before 1980.   There a vises the turn the fly upside down but a rotary vise rotates the fly along the hook axis
Danvise.... very frustrated with jaws
Wow, that is terrible.   I've tied on the same Renzetti for 30 years. I had the knurled plastic top of a screw break. Renzetti replaced for free with the replacement that was all metal.   If
Vice stem sizes, Can I ask a favour.
Renzetti is 3/8 , my other one (a cheapy) is also 3/8.
best vise to buy
Renzetti is probably the most popular rotary vise.  The Traveler series starts at $165.   Here is the link:
Does anyone know about the Stonfo Kaiman vise?
So I can add the Renzetti Traveler to my list of vises that i'm looking at now, any opinions on this? I can get it for cheaper than the Peak where I am.
Rotary for a left hander
Portlyjoe is right in that it really doesn't matter -or at least not to him and not to me..  For the Renzetti anyway there is a left and a right-hand version.  The difference being whether o
Profile plates.
Why do I use one? See what SILKHDH said. I have the square type (Renzetti?) and I cut squares the same size of different color thin foam and clip them to the plate with bulldog clips. I change from th
Dyna King Trekker. Hook slipping.
i have never clamped a hook in my renzetti traveler using 2 hands to close the jaws on the hook for fear of either breaking the tips of the jaws or crushing the hook that it breaks holding a fish 
I was wondering if anyone has a used peak, Montana mongoose, or a Renzetti that they would like to sell. I am looking at upgrading my current vice. Thanks so much.
POLL: How did you find the forum?
I had been looking for reviews and thoughts on the Jvice and found the wealth of information on this forum very helpful and even tempered. I have the original version of the Renzetti Traveler (1987 or
Renzetti Parts
If you don't have a dealer handy you can order from Renzetti at   You'll have to register - they ask you to at the checkout.   You'll like the
January flies from the vise
I use the dyna-king for larger flies ,And the swiss-master for size 10 and up . I really like the jaws . and  renzetti master vise. But the swiss-master is my go to vise now. most of the fli
Can jaws vs screw jaws
Been looking at upgrading my old Griffin vise for a newer rotating vise. Have narrowed my search down to the Griffin Blackfoot and a Renzetti Travler. I like the Blackfoot as the screw jaws are very
Hello from New Hampshire (US)
​Hello, I just wanted to take a minute to say hello since I'm new here.  When I was 10 my Nana (grandma) bought me a 6 weight rod and LL Bean fly tying kit...somehow I managed to crank out
Dyna King Trekker vs Renzetti traveler 2200.
You can mix bases with the Renzetti too (i.e. clamp v. pedestal), so I would not let that be your sole criteria.  The Renzetti is going to be closer to your Danvise in terms of operation (e.g. le
Rotary vise tips and tricks
the novelty of rotary fly tying has worn off and its just as easy not using it vs using it   i drank the roatary vise koolaid in the 80's and bought the renzetti traveler (it was the next best th
Renzetti Presentation 3000 Vise
Renzetti makes a great vise.  I tied on a 2000 for about a decade and pretty much wore it out.  I prefer the cam jaw of the 2000 to that of the 3000.  I also like the adjustability of t
free to a good home
i am looking for a beginner tyer that could use a vise upgrade   MUST BE A BEGINNER FLY TYER   heres my offer   renzetti traveler in good condition that has lots of tying left on it 
J Vice
I have #80 Jay made. Best vise I've ever had, and I have had the Renzetti Master and the LAW. POSTED THE MOST RECENT PRICE LIST FROM JAY's website below. Don't forget the $93 postage charge.
renzetti spinning attachment?
Mechanically speaking, the Renzetti can not spin like a Nor-Vise.  The Renzetti is OUT-OF-BALANCE.  The weight of the jaws throws the whole thing off. You can turn the vise, but it won't fre
Magnetic Bodkin holder
Thanks KOK.   Yeah Flytire, not only that but even if you do have a pedestal vise they are not all steel. This won't stick to my Renzetti base.   Fla, I made some small tool caddies for a fr
Bodkin Care and Vise advice
Wipe off any wet excess head cement with a small piece of paper towel Or Scrape off any dried head cement with whatever you have Drill a hole in an empty film canister and stuff it with wire scrubby.
Narrowed it down to two...
Renzetti,had the traveler for about 15 years,no problems EVER.Sold it and bought the presentation 2000,i know i'll stay with renzetti.Over 3000-4000 flies tied with these vises,never needed to replace
MagnaVise Review
Thanx for the reviews. I am a returning tier and have been back into tying regular for about the last 2 years. I have been going thru a few vises the last few years trying to find everything I'm looki
October flies from the bench
STMflies, to each his own. I love your bug but am very disappointed in my Mongoose. I tie mostly small stuff and it's a big clunker IMO. I had an Atlas Anvil, got a Renzetti Traveler and decided I wan
Hello from AZ!
Whats the pricing on the Anvil vise? I am currently considering Nor-vise vs. Renzetti traveler 2200
Can't sit at the vise for more the 30-40 minutes anymore!
Back problems have been with me for 30+ years now. Mostly lower and middle back. That was until I had a nasty fall on the ice on New Years Eve 2012. I landed very hard on my upper back. Now there isn'
Debarbing Hooks
Thanks for the comments, and for continuing the discussion.  ***Craig - Great drawing regarding the use of pliers, which really does an excellent job of explaining the differences.    
What Renzetti Vice
I think you left this one out     The Renzetti Presentation 3000 is the first True Rotary vise designed in the early 70’s by Andy Renzetti
head cement dispenser
You are looking for a Renzetti Applicator Bottle   renzetti applicator bottle      
Abel fly tying vise
Abel did not copy the Renzetti. Steve called Andy Renzetti and requested permission, for a fee, to use the design. When that did not work out, he made the jaws slide up and down to adjust center line
Beginner's Homemade Desk
Looks fantastic! I love wood projects that come out like that and cheap too...   My only slight concerns would be;   1) Unruly beads rolling to find the separations between planks. 2) I
Renzetti Vise tension screw
Before sending it in call Renzetti.
tools and materials quality
You can save money by buying private label hooks like Saber or Allen.   Whe
What makes the Law so good?
FWIW, I tied for years on a Renzetti Master before I got one of the last LAW vises before LW stopped making them a few years ago.  I love the Law, primarily for the ease of adjustment and the acc
vise advise
Should have bought a renzetti traveler,had one for over 15 years not one problem EVER with it.Sold it and upgraded to the renzetti 2000 presentation.
New fly rod I just built with a mayfly weave!
I am impressed.  That little sucker even has legs.   I take it you used a jig and a pattern?  Not that those would be of any help to me.  Children's ears couldn't come near me at
Lucky me
Congratulations on obtaining a new vice. I've noticed, over the years, that my hand on a 'Thompson' style vice is slightly positioned differently than on my Renzetti rotary. I like being able to posit
How to Clean My Renzetti Master Vise
It was shiny aluminum. Now it's all turned.   how has it turned? a little corroded? post a picture!   have you tried wiping it down with a soft dry cloth?   my 25+ year old traveler is
new vice
Take your "college savings" and buy the Renzetti Master Vise and be done having to chose! Then again, You'll probably want to use common sense and disregard my advise.  There really isn't a simp
From the Saltwater Bench
Dusted off the Renzetti and tried out some new craft fur I recently picked up in white and chartreuse. Very long and silky stuff. I must get more colors soon. Also did a couple basic mullet since the
Interested in Starting Out
I have a vise identical to that one, while it's not a Griffin, Regal or Renzetti, it's not that bad for a starter vise. Come with three different sets of jaws for different sizes of hooks, or at least
Left/ right handed vices???
The hook adjustment screw when on the far side of the jaws is only a slight inconvenience and does not degrade the function of the vise. The rotating handle on the renzetti traveler is not a ratchetin
Regal, Dyna King, HMH, Anvil Apex/atlas.
I second what Utyer says. The regal will hold smaller hooks... my regal has been seeing more bench time then my renzetti or norvise. Though I am going through alot of streamers recently. Anyways t
Vise for arthritic hands
I have the Renzetti traveler and a Regal. I really can't comment on how easy or difficult the Renzetti is to operate as I do not think I have arthritic hands to date.   However the Regal uses a '
Rite bobbin with uni-thread
I recently upgraded from a cheap dr slick Eco bobbin to a standard rite bobbin. I really like using it with utc thread, and it is not bad with danville, however, when I use a spool of uni, the tension
Hello from south AL
Welcome to the forum! You've picked a great place to learn about all things fly tying...and even fly fishing.   As far as getting a kit, if you want to tie, I recommend getting a decent rotary vi
Renzetti master vise
HI   Here is the link to e-bay for Renzetti Master Vise:     Good luck
You get what you pay for. The HMH utyer mentioned would be great! Personally, I'm a Renzetti Traveler fan.   Good luck!
Newbie from Utah
Hello gang! My name is Holly and I am from Utah. I am relatively new to fly tying and have been fly fishing for a few years. And I am completely obsessed with all things fly fishing! I have my dad to
New base on Renzetti Traveler?
....wonder if someone made an error and gave you the "Presentation" pedestal???     Enjoy your upgraded version!
Collectible Fly Tying Vices
[quote name="JSzymczyk" post="586101" timestamp="1396215660"]not to redirect the thread, but look up Byron Haugh on FAOL,  he used to be a member here too but haven't seen him in ages.... he's co
FLYTYING vise for large hooks?? (REGAL)
I recently got the Renzetti saltwater traveler. Size 4 to 8/0 advertised which covers all my needs however it will hold much smaller hooks too. And I didn't have to take out a second mortgage for it.
expensive vices
I had a renzetti traveler for about 15 years,decided to upgrade to the renzetti 2000,renzetti's are worth every penny they cost.Sold the traveler on ebay for 110.00,i originally paid 125.00 for it.
Newbie that is left handed and his son is right handed
I am left handed and the only tool that I had problems with were many of the original whip finishers but the Materelli whip finisher is trully ambidexterious. There are many knock offs of this whip fi
Regal Medalion vs. Dyna King Barracuda
I can only address the Regal.  All I can say about it is I am happy with it and don't need a trade.  I also have a renzetti traveler, a griffin and a few old thompsons but the regal is used
interested in getting a new vise
renzetti traveler
How Important is a Hair Stacker?
Renzetti Vise just put a video up on YouTube which highlights their R-Evolution line of Hair Stackers.  If bigger is better they have come up with two that meet that requirement.   http://ww
Good Deal On Al & Gretchen Beatty Rotary Fly Tying Book
Renzetti has a pretty good video on using rotary vises on their webpage.  It's free, best part. Narration is dreary with that upward voice of the lecturer at the end of most sentences.   I'm
Tools and toys
I'm re learning this skill and need some advise on basic tools and all the toys to tie with. I see some real nice tools from drslick and several high end companies but what are the solid quality, reas
Fly Tying Theory
I have a Universal II vise that I have used for close to 30 years. I love these vise and found no reason to change, especially for jig tying.  I can tie flies on this but have recently ordered a
Small Portable vises?
  pretty light   holds a hook just fine   adapts to a pedestal when you need it to   inexpensive   extremely portable   doesnt take much room   or   magnavise
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