08-05-2005, 07:47 PM
I'm in the market for a new fly tying vise. Any suggestions?
I tie both fresh and saltwater so I guess I need something to cover each aspect.
I was looking at Renzetti's SALTWATER TRAVELER CAM SERIES VISE.
I have about $200 to play with.
08-05-2005, 08:16 PM
I own the Traveler vise in the standard cam pedastal series. Great vise. But I wouldn't say it has the best hook holding capabilities and I have busted more than my fair share of the adjusting screws. I think if I was starting new now I would go with the Dyna-King Barracuda Junior. A little over the $200 limit but not by much. Holds hooks from 22 to 8/0.
08-05-2005, 08:27 PM
Will it hold small size 28 flies?
08-05-2005, 08:39 PM
Not according to their website. Even the top of the line Barracuda only goes down to 24. I am a saltwater guy so I can't even picture what a hook that small must look like. Couple turns of thread and your done right! I would check them out at a local shop. My Renzetti is only spec'd to hold up to 3/0 I think but I have done up to 8/0.
08-05-2005, 09:33 PM
it would be tough to think of a vice that would be good for flies down to 28 and back up to 4/0. I bet that in that price range, the Baracuda jr might be the best bet.
I would consider a Regal vice and get the midge accsesory head.
08-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Well, it's becoming evident that I won't find a vise to do the entire range of flies I want to tie. I was just wondering whose had goodluck with what. I had a renzetti and didn't think it was that amazing but the rotary function for the price was really good and the pedestal was really steady.
08-05-2005, 10:57 PM
Barracuda Jr. Trekker Vise. Smaller version of the Barracuda is about $220.
08-05-2005, 11:30 PM
Is it just lightweight? Is it less functional? Jr. doesn't mean it's smaller than the regular one does it?
08-06-2005, 12:13 AM
its sightly smaller yes
every bit as functional though
i own a baracuda jr and it is a terrific vise i tie anywhere from 6/0 down to 24 and it does just fine
ive never used a baracuda but ive seen one in action it (in my opinion) is just a really bulky and over the top heavy version of the jr