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 Post subject: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:42 pm 
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A friend ask me the following:
" Looking for a gift for a left handed fly tier and wondering if any vise can be used by a lefty.??
Also, I'd like your recommendation for a really good beginner vise that can be used to tie those Davidson River midges."

What are you alls recommend for these two situations?

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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:28 pm 
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A cam action vise doesn't care which way it is turned.

It's not a cam action, but for a beginner, I have no problem recommending the E-Z Rotary Vise that Hook and Hackle carries. At $50, it a lot of vise for the money. The locking mechanism is mounted on the back of the head, and it's just a matter of adjusting the lever to the most comfortable position (a Renzetti is similar). The jaws have 2 adjusting knobs, one on each side, so you have to reach under to change the adjustment, whichever hand you favor.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Funny that you ask about the lefties. I bought a used renzetti on ebay that's a lefty :o :o . Overdraft told me to buy the darned thing but didn't tell me it was a left handed version :twisted: .

It's not pretty but I can let him have it cheap if he doesn't mind starting with a second hand vise.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:02 pm 
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The original Thompson were I think the cam action and I have one you can have if you want. I have used it but it works just fine. No charge if you want it let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
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I have a LH Renzetti traveler -- no complaints here but I am not exactly a talented fly artist, either.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:06 am 
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River Man wrote:
Funny that you ask about the lefties. I bought a used renzetti on ebay that's a lefty :o :o . Overdraft told me to buy the darned thing but didn't tell me it was a left handed version :twisted: .


Man...I can't believe you bought that whole load of crap about how it was a "lefty signature series special edition" and worth a lot more :lol: :lol:
Or when Streamer told you that you could use bucktail to tie deerhair bugs.....
or when I told you that the turd fly was good for carp and you went and......Oh never mind....you just ain't right in the head!! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Help me help out a friend.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:23 am 
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Thanks folks :) I past along the suggestions and the offers.

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