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A beginner's vise that will satisfy experienced tiers as well. The Apprentice Vise has a rotary tension screw, a hinged stem, and will hold hooks size 28 to 1/0. All anodized aluminum from 2024 aluminum with hardened steel jaws. Improvements include a rotating head, a hinged stem, and a more attractive silver satin finish rather than the tumbled finish of the old version. It is important to note that while the new Apprentice has a rotating head, it is not a true rotary vise like most of Renzetti's other vises. The rotating head allows tiers to turn a fly over without removing the hook from the jaws, giving them much greater versatility with this vise. Available in C-clamp only. C-clamp opening distance 2 7/16". Stem height 7½". Made in USA.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking !! This is a Christmas gift for our 8 year old grandson who Started tying flies this past year and does pretty well!!
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas Gift Got this vise for my husband for Christmas. It looks great and feels like a good quality vise. I’m looking forward to seeing his reaction Christmas Day!
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just the right size I was looking for a travel vise that would fit into my travel tying material case. It fits perfect into the side pocket of my Orvis Fly Tiers kit bag. I'm able to use the c-clamp on my personal bench and picnic benches at the local water hole. I'm starting to use this vise more then my other vise with a base.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I love it! Its amazing, easy to work, great quality.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value and solid features. I was looking for a “travel vise” and this Renzetti checked off all the boxes. Light weight, sturdy construction and Renzetti quality - just what I needed.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect For Me I am new to tying flies (and fly fishing). This is my first vise. Before I was tying flies by securing the hook in my forceps, and securing the forceps to my dining room table with a C clamp. This (obviously) is a world of difference. So glad my father-in-law got me an Orvis gift card for my birthday - cuz it got me this. It’s a simple design, but almost elegant in it’s simplicity. Made in the USA oh, and it gets the “thumbs up” from the guys at the local fly fishing outfitter, too!
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Starter Vise The Renzetti apprentice is the perfect vise to stay art with. I like that it has a rotary option as well as it holds the hooks perfectly. I love this little vise!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for small flies... The description reads for size 28- 1/0, however the largest hook I can get to fit is size 2. Now, if you only tie small flies this vice is fantastic but since I'm now tying mostly saltwater I wish I had purchased a different model. Great vice though for nymphs, dries, emerges and small streamers- I gave this four starts because Renzetti makes a quality product- would be 5 if it could hold onto hooks up to 1/0.
Date published: 2018-03-26
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