Supreme Rotating Fly Tying Vise
i guess you get what you pay for. i bought this in a kit for tying musky bucktails and it broke. i only finished 3 bucktails and it was over starting on the 4th one. i wouldn't consider it a huge loss because it helped me decide and find out i am interested in tying my own bucktails, however the rotation is no good, the clamp does not hold very tight and if you do not adjust the tension perfectly it will break with minimal pressure applied. i would have to say it took about 10 pounds of pressure to break the c-clamp. i would not recommend this to anyone unless you are just trying to figure out if you want to find out for yourself if you like tying your own flies or bucktails. buy an american made one that is over $100 and you should be fine.
February 23, 2011
good amateur vise
This is a copy of the discontinued Thompson-A vise. I have been tying for 3 weeks now with this vise. It is easy to use, but has no bobbin holder. Getting the feel of adjusting the jaws to different hook sizes takes time. I had to grind down the nut/shaft which hold the head onto the upright in order to get a firm enough grip. I feel the previous reviews were overly harsh. This is not a professional-grade vise, but for the amateur it should suffice quite well.
February 23, 2010
I bought this product because of the name with "Rotating" in it. I had a decent vice that I had received in a beginner kit but I wanted something that would rotate for a cheap price. When I saw this I thought it was exactly what I had wanted but I was wrong. The only way I could make it rotate is by loosening up the tension so it could rotate. I made it like this but it was too loose to hold the fly. Waste of money, I just went back to my old one and if I did tie flies on this one then it probably would fail like the rest. Bottom line I would never recommend this to anyone so you shouldn't get it.
April 13, 2009
I bought this vise with high hopes it would last long enough for me to get comfortable at tying. The first disappointment was the lack of instruction. One could figure out the basics with experimentation, but a complete novice would not. I planned to upgrade later. I made 5 flies with it before it failed (the adjustment threads stripped).
August 29, 2008