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Hanzie



Joined: 09 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: New Vise Reply with quote
Hi,
Santa came along and give me this new vise Very Happy
It is Dutch hand made.
Let me know what you think of it:
I put some pics with text on:
http://hans.pressanykey.nl , then enter ->> vise ( of course ).



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caddis16a



Joined: 02 Apr 2006
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Location: fairfield maine USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice looking vise! Does it work as good as it looks?
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DistantStreams



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
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Location: Denmark, Lithuania, USA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Vice-cops Reply with quote
Looks like something out of Robocop!

Does it come with a promise that it will tie better flies that will catch more fish, or promise it will break your bank account?

Anyway, it looks like a character from Robo-cop. "Stay out of trouble"!

RD

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Hanzie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: vise Reply with quote
caddis16a wrote:
Nice looking vise! Does it work as good as it looks?

I did not yet tie hundreds of flies with it, but it feels SOOOOO good!

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Hanzie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Vice-cops Reply with quote
DistantStreams wrote:
Looks like something out of Robocop!

Does it come with a promise that it will tie better flies that will catch more fish, or promise it will break your bank account?

Anyway, it looks like a character from Robo-cop. "Stay out of trouble"!

RD

Hi Ripley;
they promised me BOTH!!! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I really like all the adjustments on this tool. Hope you don't mind but I linked to your page on a local forum from Maine. You have a great picture on your site of a trout that looks to be swimming in air.

http://www.maineflyfish.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7822
http://www.maineflyfish.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7819
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Sarunas_St



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Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello again Smile
I want to buy new tying vice and have a dilemma now Confused
Maybe some of you have one of this:
http://www.dyna-king.com/flyvise_dtl.asp?itemval=5&pv=0&pid=005
http://www.griffinenterprisesinc.com/vises.html (second from the top) Question
Or maybe one of yours have other suggestions for the similar price (200-230$) Question Rolling Eyes
Thank you Smile
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cornmuse



Joined: 30 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Griffin Blackfoot Mongoose was reviewed here http://www.flyfishohio.com/Vise%20Review%201/so_many_vises.htm None of the vises examined in the review exceeded $150, so they are a step - or several - below what is shown in this thread. That said I think you'll find the Mongoose cam to be a very nice vice. I'd also suggest the Peak as a good, affordable alternative.

Joe C.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I saw this review and some others,and these two vices were on the top places,so I decided to ask for yours all opinion Wink
Thank you for your advice Joe Smile
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CARLOS



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

I don't have that exact vises, but my experience with Dyna King and Griffin can be useful to you:

I have a Barracuda, bigger than the Barracuda Trekker. A HUGE Vise which has the same jaws and system than the Trekker. I use that vise for large flies, tyed over saltwater hooks like Mustad 34007, from 1/0 to 5/0. It is great for large flies because the jaws have two sets of deep serrations where the gap of those big hooks fits perfectly. Literally you can break the hook shank before it moves on the jaws. But I had problems with medium sized hooks for trout, #8 or #6, they slip when you apply some tension on the thread.

The Griffin Mongoose has the same new Cam System of almost all versions of Griffin Vises (I have a Patriot Vise). It has a great holding power for "freshwater" hooks, they stay solidly attached while tying, but doesn't work too well with hooks bigger than 2/0.

So, my recommendation is the same one guy gave me on a forum some yars ago: It depends on what you are going to tie most. If you are going to tie a lot of trout flies, much more than big saltwater flies, go for the Griffin, or watch the Renzetti traveler, both are great vises for that job, but start looking for a stronger vise. If you are going to tie more salwater flies than small ones, go for the Trekker (You won't need the larger size of the Barracuda because both have the same jaws) but think on a light vise for the other flies.

For all kind of flies I can recommend you the Regal Rotary, great hook holding power but it isn't "true rotary", or the Renzetti Master (I don't have it, but I tryed one) but it costs US$630, too much money for a vise.

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Sarunas_St



Joined: 27 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you Carlos for your opinion Smile
I think I will buy Griffin vice,becouse I mostly tie on 12-14nr hooks Smile
Ranzetti Master is too expensive for me,Traveler is too small for tying at home..
I will write my experiences with my new vice Rolling Eyes
Regards,
Sarunas.
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Sarunas_St



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Smile
Yesterday I got my new vise,it is great in my opinion Cool


I tried it and the result is below Rolling Eyes



Regards,Sarunas Wink
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