Enter the world of fly tying at an affordable price with our Encounter vise and tool set.

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Our affordable fly-tying vise and tool set includes:

  • C-clamp vise
  • Ceramic bobbin
  • Scissors
  • Bodkin
  • Whip finish tool
  • Hackle pliers

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Our high quality Encounter c-clamp vise comes with the necessary tools to start you on your fly-tying journey, including a ceramic bobbin, scissors, bodkin, whip finish tool, and hackle pliers.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool Set! This has been a great tool set for just getting starting. It has been everything I needed for the online Fly Tying Series. Super easy to use and everything you need.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed Nothing about this set speaks Orvis. I’m surprised they would attach the name Encounter to it. You can buy the same set with equal quality online at half the cost. That being said it’s will get you started.
Date published: 2020-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It will tie a fly It will indeed tie you a fly, but none of the tools spoke quality to me. They worked, but not smoothly. The whip finish tool didn't want to spin smoothly, it had spots when spinning where it would almost bind. Maybe that will free up over time and use. The bobbin is only average. Will definitely be getting a different one. The vise itself was pretty decent. The only complaint I have for it is the jaws at the very tip will miss align a little so you have to manually move them around to the right spot. It did clamp down and hold well on a size 14 dry fly hook. All the tools came with a little bit of a tarnish/ rust. Nothing terrible but there were small spots on them. Will this kit get you started tying your first flies? yes. Is the experience with the kit a good one especially for someone new to the hobby? Somewhat. It could discourage a beginner all together especially if they didn't know what quality tools were. The price versus buying all tools separately? Its a pretty good bargain in my opinion. It is really hard to find all the same tools for the price versus the kit.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PE Students As part of a grant I received I got this kit for my students. It has worked great for beginners, but some students have taken the initiative and start using other resources to tie flyes. I recommend this to anyone at any level of experience.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you need All the tools you need to start tying flies. Great little case tools are stout.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All You Need toStartTying ! Great products and customer service! I have purchased vices from over the years and enjoyed the functionality and Quality of them. Great gift for someone you think would enjoy participating in this Art / Craft !
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scissors poorly manufactured and unusable. The kit itself is OK for the price, however the scissors in the one I got was very poorly made and/or broken. The vise and the other tools were fine. Spend a few dollars at your local flyshop and get a better pair of scissors and you'll be good to with this kit.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good starter kit I bought this kit a couple months ago an the tools are great in it! The vice is good for a starter but make sure when you clamp it down on a surface it will stay there because I moved once and doesn't clampdown right any more very loose
Date published: 2016-06-19
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