Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here Sage advice & fresh perspectives

Thread: Abel fly tying vise Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-14-2002 04:58 PM
Broadbill As a Regal owner, I recommend the Renzetti--the new Saltwater Traveler with the cam locks. Retails for about half your Abel proceeds. Leaves you two Benjamins for dinner with someone special. . . since we know you won't just burn it up on tackle.

The Regal doesn't rotate the way the Renzetti does. A tryout on Bob Pink's Renzetti at the Marlboro show made a believer out of me. Palmering hackle for an Abrames-style eel punt or laying on the cushion on a flatwing is a snap with the Traveler. The usual disclaimers about varying mileage and MHO here.
Broadbill
03-14-2002 01:43 PM
Jimmy Boy! Did they see me commin'.
03-14-2002 11:15 AM
capt_gordon
Regal

I really couldn't tell you exactly how many flies I tie in a year. Thousands probably. I have tried all kinds of vises. Regal is best. No question.
03-14-2002 10:51 AM
striblue Good catch Adrian... I saw it also... Jim I don't know why you bought one all in pieces...I just can't figure that out
03-14-2002 09:16 AM
Adrian Hey Jimmy, the one you showed me was all in pieces - did they fix it for you already? :hehe:
03-14-2002 09:07 AM
Jimmy I picked up the renzetti travller at the show last week. It's weel built and does everything I need it to do. For the price, I think it's a good value.
03-14-2002 08:58 AM
Eddie Like a fly rod, maybe you should tie befor you buy.
A Baracuda isn't much less than the Abel you sold.
I think the best for less is the Regal rotary.
When you go to the shows, the most common vices used by the presentation tiers are Renzetti, Regal, and Dyna King(in that order?). I would look at those three.
For real short bucks, people seem to like the Dan Vice.
03-13-2002 11:50 PM
NrthFrk16 Dyna-King Barracuda...oh, how I want that vise!!!
03-13-2002 11:46 PM
Adrian Renzetti traveller gets my vote for all round convenience and functionality.
03-13-2002 11:32 PM
MarkDoogue Success, it sold for $401.

Now, what sort of vise should I look towards to squander my profits on?

~Mark
03-08-2002 07:14 PM
MarkDoogue Well, the vise showed up and I decided to put it on Ebay. Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful piece of equipment. I got a twinge of practicality and decided to see if I could turn a profit.

It is currently at $305.

If it goes high enough I will use the proceeds to buy a more economical vise for myself.

Maybe I'll bring it along to the casting clave?

You can see the auction HERE.

~Mark
03-07-2002 02:26 PM
Eddie I have one and it is very nice. Steve Able told me that the next batch of jaws will have the gross tension screw on the other side so as to make tying midges a little easier.
Sure Abel stuff is expensive, but that's what it costs. Good enough is cheap but the best never is.
03-07-2002 09:34 AM
capt_gordon Anything made by Abel (IMO) is way more expensive than it ought to be. Period. If you can get if for $150 then go for it. Good luck.
03-07-2002 07:35 AM
MarkDoogue Well.......not if you buy it on an auction site that doesn't get all that much traffic..........sometimes a person could get one on the cheap.........say, less than a new Barracuda Jr. or around $100 less than a Renzetti Presentation.......

~Mark
03-07-2002 01:39 AM
NrthFrk16 It is very expensive...?
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)