Jan 29, 2009 at 6:30 am #59139
Here’s a South African product… http://www.jvice.com/
Noticed the other day that this vice from South Africa is being marketed in the states by Wasatch
I saw that the other day too, and to top it, I am sure it said that it was made in America, but you can’t quote me on that… BTW, I had a good laugh…Mar 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm #59140
That nor-vise knock off is interesting.Mar 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm #59141
Wow this is an old post!
ZachMay 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm #59142
I use a Dyna King Barracuda and love it! My flies are nothing special, but i have no complaints with the vice!
serves me right for not looking at the dates…what did you end up buying Zack?May 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm #59143
I was also going to say something about this being such an old post .May 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm #59144
If the question is still ‘which is the best vise’, I would have to give that to the Petitjohn Master. Looking at it on his website isn’t all that impressive. In real life it’s a whole ‘nuther story. Exquisite workmanship, top shelf materials and superb engineering puts this vise in a class by itself…. price-wise too.
Back to reality, my Renz Presenation cam is going to be hard to get rid of. I just can’t see a reason why I should, it works that well.May 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm #59145
I have heard good things about the Dingo vises.May 24, 2012 at 3:41 am #59146
Might as well get another post,
Best budget buy IMHO,
Danika, or Danvise as it is sometimes called
GaryMar 4, 2014 at 9:20 am #76481
I’m bumping up a few interesting old posts today.
Just wanted to add that since I switched to the Dyna King Barracuda, I really have become convinced that is is the best vise on the market. It’s kind of the Toyota 4Runner of vises — there might be more luxurious rides but there’s really nothing out there that’s going to outperform this from a baseline standpoint.
I mean just look at that thing:
Great piece of equipment. Mine doesn’t have the brass knobs and I wouldn’t want them.
ZachMar 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm #76498
Great vise no doubt Zach, but at $415 I think the Barracuda is more in the Mercedes category than Toyota. There are lots of great vises available these days, that’s for sure. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the Montana Mongoose that I upgraded to a few months ago – great vise and a bargain at $200.Mar 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm #76499
Shew, good point Tim. I was thinking these were still in the high $200s/low $300s.
What I will say is that even at that price, this still would be worth it, simply because there’s no way you wear this thing out (unlike my Renzetti Traveler, for example, which is worn nine ways to Sunday).
ZachMar 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm #76570
I mostly use a Norvise. It is really well made and I love tying on it. I also have a Danvise which never gets used anymore and I probably should take it to my cabin. I also had a Dingo Vise which I used every one in awhile but this is also a very well made vise. A friend gave me a really good deal on it. A few months ago a gentleman from the lower 48 asked to buy it and I finally did sell it and he gave me enough money so I bought the Dynaking barracuda if I want a pedestal vise. It seems really well built but I have not used it much yet. IMHO, the Dingo is a better vise.Apr 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm #89175
Excellent (and old) thread. She has not come out and said it yet, but I think my wife wants me to buy another vise (ok, not really). So I am considering the Renzetti Presentation 4000 (left hand). Then, I would keep my Traveller at the family cabin. However, that selection is based on nothing more than the fact I already have the Traveller and it seems pretty good for my purposes. Build quality doesn’t knock my socks off but good enough for my light level of use and reasonable for the price. Anyone have thoughts on comparing the Presentation 4000 to the Dynaking Barracuda? (FWIW, I don’t tie exceptionally small trout flies and I don’t tie exceptionally big salt flies.)
Alternatively, it seems there is a favorable exchange rate (1.33) at the moment, so maybe the Dingo would be my best choice?Apr 8, 2016 at 7:10 am #89176
Aaron, I’ve tied hundreds of flies on both the Dyna-King Barracuda and on the Renzetti Traveler. Notably, I believe the Traveler has exactly the same jaws as Renzetti puts on its higher-grade vises.
I would get the Dyna-King every single time. The jaws are stronger, the vise does not rely on any rubber or plastic parts to work properly, and the Dyna-King is also more ergonomically comfortable to get around and use. Dyna-King vise jaws have slots that are very convenient for locking in bigger hooks for bass bugs and striper flies, but they will still lock down just fine on regular sized trout hooks down to #18. I quit fishing anything smaller than that a long time ago.
ZachApr 8, 2016 at 8:59 am #89177
Thanks, Zach. Decided that’s what I am going to get.
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