Best Vise?

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  • #59099

    Admittedly, I have only seen the videos, so I cannot make a justified comment, moose you are very, quite correct… it has come a long way and I am always open to new and improved, but also still like the old and inferior.

    I like old school too Mike when I am good enough at something that the old school item brings me back to yester year, but when it come to things I am not very good at I will take all of the help that technology will give me. 😉

    Joel

    #59100

    jarrod white
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    I have watched a 12 year old boy that comes down to my local fly shop, tie on one, and it will blow your mind. I must say this kid is the best fly tier I have ever seen. I love the vise in action, I just didn’t feel like I could put it in action. I have seen a few older guys adopt the automatic bobbin. I still have not. :-/

    #59101

    Rob Snowhite
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    best vise in my

    #59102

    Having watched this thread develop over the last 18 months, I too am curious about whether Zach made a move to a different vice.  I moved to a different locale since my post in July of 2007, I’ve also changed some of the fish I chase, which has prompted a change in my vise of choice.  

    I was using a Renzetti 3000 when tying primarily trout flies for tailwaters, but my move into striper country, with side trips to fish for steelhead in the NW and lake trout and Arctic char in the Arctic has caused me to switch back to my Dyna King Barracuda Junior.  It has jaws to handle the bigger hooks much better, though its rotary action (which I tend to use a lot) still leaves much to be desired.

    So, Zach, what was your choice?  

    #59103

    Abe Mathews
    Member

    I’m guessing that the tight-lippedness means that Zach got a sweet deal on a LAW, right?

    #59104

    Mike L.
    Member

    I played with a Law the other night.

    #59105

    jarrod white
    Member

    I have never seen a Law vise until now. I went to the site, and I like it. I never saw a price, and I was wondering if anybody knows how much they cost? I would also like to know if anybody carries them , or are they hard to get?

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    #59107

    Mike L.
    Member

    I have never seen a Law vise until now. I went to the site, and I like it. I never saw a price, and I was wondering if anybody knows how much they cost? I would also like to know if anybody carries them , or are they hard to get?

    They are 400 british pounds.

    #59108

    Abe Mathews
    Member

    LAW vise = $”Scary Plus”

    The Snowbee-Waldron that I think Ron Eagle Elk uses is a slightly cheaper vise designed by the same guy, might be worth checking out.

    #59109

    jim smith
    Member

    Mark me down as another big Nor-Vise fan.  I started with a Thompson and graduated to a Regal.  I used the Regal for about 3 years and wanted a rotary so I bought a DynaKing Baracuda.  A friend wanted a Regal and he had a Nor-Vise to swap so I tossed in some money and ended up with a Nor-Vise.  As soon as I tried the Nor-Vise I was sold.  I had no learning curve and it was the best vise I’ve ever used.  I ended up selling the Baracuda because it was being wasted sitting on my bench.  I use the retractable bobbins and whenever I have to use a traditional bobbin, it is a major inconvienence.  The dealings I’ve had with Norm have been just as good as the products he sells.  Great guy, super products.

    Jim Smith

    #59110

    From my interactions with Norm at expos, he seems like a class individual!

    #59111

    In addition to my DK Squire I just added an HMH spinner tube vise and I am very please with the quality of the HMH.  So far it seems to be of the same quality as DK.

    #59112

    Grant Wright
    Member

    Renzetti Saltwater Travler – I usually whip up 4 or 5 flies a night after dinner.

    #59113

    danny ripley
    Member

    I love my Dyna-King a Barracuda.

    #59114

    I’m probably going to get ripped for this, but hey, it’s Christmas …

    Anyone have any experience with the Snowbee Waldron?? Yes, I know, at sub 2K it’s not a bank-breaker, and you get what you pay for usually.

    I like (from pics) the fact that you can adjust the “arms” to accommodate really big hands, or just to “flatten” out the whole vise, but still keep the correct plane for when you user the rotary function.

    Also a nice Tube attachment available for it …
    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4102

    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4105&return_to=%2Ftiebetter%2Ftube-flies%2Ftube-tools.php&cl=darkframe

    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4161&return_to=%2Ftiebetter%2Ftube-flies%2Ftube-tools.php&cl=darkframe

    #59115

    I’m probably going to get ripped for this, but hey, it’s Christmas …

    Anyone have any experience with the Snowbee Waldron?? Yes, I know, at sub 2K it’s not a bank-breaker, and you get what you pay for usually.

    I like (from pics) the fact that you can adjust the “arms” to accommodate really big hands, or just to “flatten” out the whole vise, but still keep the correct plane for when you user the rotary function.

    Also a nice Tube attachment available for it …
    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4102

    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4105&return_to=%2Ftiebetter%2Ftube-flies%2Ftube-tools.php&cl=darkframe

    http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4161&return_to=%2Ftiebetter%2Ftube-flies%2Ftube-tools.php&cl=darkframe

    Looks like a really nice vise. Why would you get ripped?? My experience has been that most vises over a certain price point ($100) are pretty serviceable and durable. At over $100 or so it’s just a matter of finding a vise that fits your needs and tastes.

    Greg

    #59116

    Abe Mathews
    Member

    I’m probably going to get ripped for this, but hey, it’s Christmas …

    Anyone have any experience with the Snowbee Waldron?? Yes, I know, at sub 2K it’s not a bank-breaker, and you get what you pay for usually.

    I like (from pics) the fact that you can adjust the “arms” to accommodate really big hands, or just to “flatten” out the whole vise, but still keep the correct plane for when you user the rotary function.

    You certainly won’t get ripped from here.

    #59117
    Mike McKeown
    Mike McKeown
    Member

    I’m probably going to get ripped for this, but hey, it’s Christmas …

    Anyone have any experience with the Snowbee Waldron?? Yes, I know, at sub 2K it’s not a bank-breaker, and you get what you pay for usually.

    I like (from pics) the fact that you can adjust the “arms” to accommodate really big hands, or just to “flatten” out the whole vise, but still keep the correct plane for when you user the rotary function.

    You certainly won’t get ripped from here.  I’d love to see one of those in the flesh.  If it’s enough vise for Ron Eagle Elk, it’s got to be something.  

    Me, I’m just becoming a vise collector now, apparently.  I took my Dyna King on vacation last week, and while it was a great thing to have, I need something that packs smaller.  So today I was at Little River Outfitters, and they happen to have a C-clamp HMH Spartan marked with a price from a couple years ago….

    Mario, this is not that type of site…

    Abe, got to love old prices… great vice.

    #59118

    I was told the Renzetti Traveler was the best vice available.

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