I was reading the bulletin board on FAOL, and I noticed a large amount of
discussion on Fly Tying Vises. It seems everyone sooner or later, once they
get into fly tying, gulps really hard and buys a rotary vise.
I bought a Renzetti "Travelers" Rotary Vise, after spending 4 years on a
Griffin A1 model. There was nothing wrong with the Griffin A1, just that I
was ready to move up. That Griffin A1 is now tying flies on another reader
of FAOL's tying bench. Which brings me to the point of what to do when you
decide to upgrade your fly tying vise.
You can do any of the following:
But one thing you never do is throw it out in the trash as being
useless. Remember, that vise got you to where you are today as a "Tier of
1) Sell it.
2) Give it to a Beginner.
3) Keep it as a Vise for Streamside/Cabin.
4) Backup, for when your new vise has to go into the
5) Keep it so you have a 2nd vise, to help teach
someone else Fly Tying.
6) Use it to display a fly you got in a Fly Swap to have a
model to look at while tying the fly on your new
7) Frame it in a shadow box, in a place of honor to
remember all the great times you had tying flies
Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the
Bulletin Board, on FAOL too.
If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along.
Someone else thought up most of this material before we did,
they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just
forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us
share with each other, all the things we know!
~ Steven H.
McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)