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Iain Cameron

recommendations new Vice <100
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:39:09 PM »
folks


thinking of replacing current vice.
Won't spend more than 100 (season tickets to buy etc!) and in reality I want a solid, simple vice; i tie for function, not fun!


Rotary would be highly preferable.
A vice that is quick and stable to set up for wee hooks is essential.
I tie 80% of my flees in small sizes - 20, 18, 16, 14 sizes, and almost never bigger than a 10.


Are folks still happy with the Snowbee flymate - got thumbs up here a while back.


any recommendations welcome!


iain


« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 09:28:28 AM by Iain Cameron »

Allan Liddle

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 13:27:01 PM »
Stop being so grippit and get a Regal, you can well afford it  :z7

Iain Cameron

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 13:52:44 PM »
Quote from: Allan Liddle on Today at 13:27:01
Stop being so grippit and get a Regal, you can well afford it  :z7

mibbe, but seems like a waste buying a guid vice to tie crappy flees! :-)


Jeff Donovan

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 16:20:48 PM »
Have a look at the Scottie Weaver vices, British made too...  :z16

Link:-  https://scottieproducts.co.uk/the-weaver-range-of-fly-tying-vices/
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Derek Roxborough

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 19:35:09 PM »
some decent rotary vices from Taimen on  Amazon, I was dawdling there last night , and there was a few interesting bits and vices , for not a lot of money, fenix mhor

Dave Robb


Derek Roxborough

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 22:43:37 PM »
Anvil Apex.

https://www.sportfish.co.uk/anvil-apex-vice.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw9HYob3E2QIV4ZztCh1x2QccEAQYAiABEgJK_fD_BwE

Slightly over budget but will last many years
Ye'll be able to pass it on to the wee yins,I have an indian type regent its nearly 20yrs old I bought it 2nd hand I've had it for 11years and it will still hold an 18, I wont be passing it on though  :X2
Derek Roxborough

Allan Liddle

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 23:33:53 PM »
Quote from: Allan Liddle on Today at 13:27:01
Stop being so grippit and get a Regal, you can well afford it  :z7

mibbe, but seems like a waste buying a guid vice to tie crappy flees! :-)

It's the satisfaction and enjoyment you get from using quality gear (like rods and reels), you spend a lot of time tying so cost wise it's not that expensive. 

Rob Brownfield

Re: recommendations new Vice <100 - snowbee flymate?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 08:17:24 AM »
Atlas Anvil. Mine is now hitting 20 years old and its still absolutely solid.

One night in watching TV will pay for the slightly "over budget" issue.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Iain Cameron

Re: recommendations new Vice <100
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 09:36:46 AM »
folks

thanks for the ideas - I had a long look at various vices  (fly tying vices only, ahem! on the internet last night and this morning .

I will go with the Scottie - I really like the simplicity and the spring lever action (I have that on my current vice), and it looks just ideal for my preferences. Plus, as I am receiving this as a gift I have to stick to the agreed budget.

Regals and Anvils are great,  and I do subscribe to the "buy the best you can afford" notion, but for tying, for me, simple is perfect (and as I have not tied a single flee since September...  )

 




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