View Full Version : Fly Fishing Vise/Tools Advice
02-07-2004, 03:08 AM
What brand vise would you reccomend for tying teasers, epoxy flys and small bucktails. I am completely new to tying and was wondering if I should buy one of those begginer kits? It sure looks like most of the kits have a lot of stuff I'll never use since I'm not into freshwater trout etc. I would really like to purchase an inexpesive but decent vise and a few basic tools to get stated tying saltwater(bigger)flys.
I must apologize for agreeing with Chumstain before when he made the comment "Why cast six times when I cast once for the same thing?" :D I had to agree with him (especially in the wind)and I loved to tease my FF buddies with this line! LOL
Tying looks like fun though, especially in the cold winter months. Any help appreciated. ;)
02-07-2004, 07:25 AM
FA...all is forgiven and forgotten, as a matter of fact, it was not remembered!
Now for your question, STAY AWAY from kits! All loaded with garbage. Give Chris at Fin Addicts in OC a call. If he has any questions as to what to order, just tell him to call me and I will be sure that you get the right stuff.
Now if you want to learn to tie, just come to a SJCFA meeting, and we will help you out.
Hope to see you soon.
02-07-2004, 10:17 AM
FA What Frank said although from your profile you might have an "inside" track. Get in touch directly with Frank. Ron
Red Eye Nester
02-07-2004, 10:32 AM
I think Frank meant "Tackle Direct", not finnatics.
02-11-2004, 03:53 AM
Thanks boys. Found a nice vice through VDAWG here on the Barn. Vise is a similar knockoff of the Regal for about $40 on eBay. Thanks Vin! smile.gif ;) smile.gif
02-11-2004, 09:19 AM
Ooops. REN you are correct!
02-12-2004, 10:21 AM
Fin,Glad i could help,You wanted cheap but something decent,this fit the bill perectly.I bought one myself but added the base for a grand total of 50.00 shipped.Its been rough for me tryin to replace 20 yrs. worth of tools and materials,and some equipment.I just realized when i wanted to get ready for some winter trout fishing, that my 5-6 wt.orvis battenkill was in my field box that walked out of my florida room :(
02-12-2004, 01:03 PM
ebay..all you need and want at a great price is on ebay
02-12-2004, 02:33 PM
ebay.But buyer beware on materials!!!!like tails,fur,feathers etc....nothing like looking,feeling before ya buy.
Fly Ty R
02-12-2004, 04:47 PM
For materials on eBay, I'd stick with buying only synthetics. You can't truely judge how good any natural material is by the picture, but synthetics are pretty much all the same. I got a ton of Angel Hair off of there last year for a ludicrously low price.
[ 02-12-2004, 02:48 PM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
02-14-2004, 02:28 AM
VDAWG I just ordered the same one as you, with the base for $50. Will let you know when I get it. Thanks again for all your help. ;)
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