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Discussions About Fly Tying Methods, Techniques and Tips
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by jtulius » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:17 am
Ok, this is getting out of control. Someone that is brand new to fly tying does not need a Renzetti, and a ceramic bobbin. I tie plenty of flies without a ceramic bobbin, and have for years. This is kind of like telling someone their first car needs to be a Porsche. I very much agree that quality is very important for any product you buy, but you CAN get away with a cheaper vise for a year or two. I much rather see a newer tyer focus their money on quality materials than $300 in tools before he even ties a fly. I have been tying for years with a very simple Regal vise and very basic tools. While, I am slowly getting nicer and nicer equipment, and have tied with some really really high quality stuff that friends have, it is not a requirement to tie. Get yourself some functional tools, a decent vise (plenty out there for under $50), and higher quality materials. After you tie a couple hundred flies and think it is soemthing you really want to get into, then slowly build your higher quality inventory of tools and materials.
by axisgear » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:17 pm
Not brand new anymore . I do have a Renzetti now and I love it,but there are plenty of other good quality vises out there.Don't get cheap on the vise,it will cost you in the long run. Trust me!!!!
by Ichthy-demond » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:09 am
I've been looking at a Renzetti also but I can't decide if I whant the Presentation2000, Presentation4000, or the Cam Traveler series vises.
by axisgear » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:10 pm
I have the Presentation 2000,but they're all good vises! .It's not the vise,but how you use it that counts.
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