Best Vise?

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  • #59139
    Mike McKeown
    Mike McKeown
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    Here’s a South African product…  http://www.jvice.com/

    Standard Jaws

    Midge Jaws

    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…

    #59140

    pete l
    Member

    That nor-vise knock off is interesting.

    #59141

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Wow this is an old post!

    Zach

    #59142

    anonymous
    Member

    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?

    #59143
    Phil Brna
    Phil Brna
    Member

    I was also going to say something about this being such an old post .

    #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.

    #59145

    kelly l.
    Member

    I have heard good things about the Dingo vises.

    #59146

    Gary Worrall
    Member

    Well,
    Might as well get another post,

    Best budget buy IMHO,
    Danika, or Danvise as it is sometimes called
    Regards,
    Gary

    #76481

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    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.

    Zach

    #76498
    Tim Angeli
    Tim Angeli
    Member

    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.

    #76499

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    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).

    Zach

    #76570
    Phil Brna
    Phil Brna
    Member

    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.

    #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?

    #89176

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    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.

    Zach

    #89177

    Thanks, Zach. Decided that’s what I am going to get.

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