This is my first post....figure I'd start out with a really dumb one!
I've tied since I was 15 years old. Started out using needle nose vise grips. Then my dad crafted a more formal vise using a tap wrench inserted to a wood base, and I have used if off and on since then. I'm now 50 and picked up my old box of materials to get back to some of the things I enjoyed at 16. I tie freshwater, dries, streamers, caddis, and used to sell poppers in high school to classmates who had never seen anyone tie. I used to get my supplies from Tackle Craft in Wisconsin; they are now closed.
So I'm looking for a new vise. I see that now rotary's are popular, not sure they existed in the 80's. Anyhow, I have noticed some rotate on the hooks axis, and some not. Soooooo, couple of questions:
Why did the rotary get introduced?
The axis rotating vise seems more practical to me, or rather, the non axis seems clumsy.
Are there any good reviews of the sub $150 vises?
Anything to stay away from?
Thanks in advance,