Re: what vise to buy

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Posted by Craig Smith on 2013-04-08 13:22:53 in reply to what vise to buy posted by John Davis on 2013-04-07 12:17:01

If choosing between the DK Kingfisher and Renzetti traveller, which are closely priced, I would choose the Renzetti.

I have had a Renzetti Traveler for 15 years. I also have a DK Ultimate Indexer and an Ergonomic Supreme. I prefer the DK jaws but still occasionally use the Renzetti as it is still my travel vise.

Compared to the DK Kingfisher, I prefer the Renzetti Traveller because of its inline rotary function which in my opinion makes it much more versatile than the Kingfisher. I use that inline rotary function for winding materials on to hooks, including dubbing, wire, ribbing, hackle, etc. I find it indispensible. I tied hundreds, maybe thousands of flies ranging from size 22 to 3/0 on the Renzetti Traveller. Even some 4/0 hooks that were not too thick such as Mustad 3407 and Eagle Claw 413.

I did get the optional Clouser minnow seem for my Traveller as the straight arm helps with tying some long streamer patterns.

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