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New to the group, seems to be a great site! I tie my own stuff and was wondering if anyone here has used the nor vise. At the last flyfishing show, I spent an hour watching its creator tie flies. I think it is an amazing vise, but I am looking for feed back before making the investment. What do you guys think?
 

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I use a Renzetti Traveler because it is designed to break down easily and travel with, which makes it great for when you go on fishing trips and you want to bring your trying vice and material with you to tie at your cabin, motel room for the next day of fishing.

I have never used the nor vice but everyone that I have talked to that uses one loves them. The round weighted knob for the rotary action on the vice seems to be very smooth and tight.
 

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Hans Weilenmann & Bruce Salzburg did a long article comparing vises in FlyFisherman last year. It's the best article I've seen for comparison shopping, since no shop I've been to has carried more than half a dozen models. Here's the link:
http://www.flyfisherman.com/ftb/hwvise/index.html

As you will see, they think the NorVise, while good from a rotary standpoint, has some drawbacks. And, if you're going to be tying lots of small (<#18) flies, I think you'd want to have somebody show you (prove to you) that it's a suitable vise.

Personally, I don't know too much about the NorVise as I've been getting along with my Regal for a long time now (it's a vise with some well-known strengths and weaknesses I won't bore you with) and don't plan to switch. A.K. Best said somewhere that a tier should only have to buy one good vise in his lifetime. Seems reasonable to me.
 

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i got a Dan Vise last year. its a true rotary vise. holds all sizes from small to large hooks and seems to be a quality vise for around $80!
 
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