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Could anyone give some advice on Griffin Vises? I have a standard clamp type vise that came in a kit which will do great for now as I am just starting out :oops: . but eventually I would like to get one of those fancy rotary wing-dings. I have been looking at the griffin montana mongoose vise. Has anyone had any expierience with this one? I guess my main concern would be the strength of the jaws because on my vice the hook does slip a little sometimes.
 

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i personally dont like rotary styles, however some people swear by them. griffins are good if you pay for it.
 

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I use a Griffin Montana Mongoose and It's the best vise I have used.

I have also tied on: Thompson A, Danvise, Dyna-King Barracuda, Vosseler, Renzetti Traveler, along with several others. I tie big bass bugs all the way down to #32 midges with the mongoose. It holds all ranges of hooks with very little adjustments. I think the Dyna-King is better at holding the HUGE stuff (4/0 and more), but for overall tying range, the mongoose reigns supreme. I put about 7000 hooks a year through my Mongoose and I have not had any complaints. Then there is the warranty. They are right here is the US. Not only in the US but just a hop skip and a jump up to Montana, so if you ever need to use the warranty, they are pretty close. It is also really affordable compared to other vises with the same features.

Griffin has been at it for quite a while, and they have done a lot of R&D to make (what I think to be) the best vise on the market.
 

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I use the Renzetti Traveler Vise that Cheech mentioned. If the mongoose is better than the Renzetti, than it is worth every penny. I love my Renzetti. Getting a good vice really makes a big difference on the consistency and quality of your flies. Get a nice one and you won't regret it. The nice thing is that I don't have any more flies 'flying' all over my room anymore. :lol: They are held fast, even the smaller sizes.

Edit: Rotary vises are the way to go if you ask me. Much easier to rib your flies consistently and also makes tying with biots a snap, not to mention it is just faster than a regular vise.
 

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Thanks For the advise!!! I think I will give the griffin a try. Now maybe with a little practice and a few classes I can tie some flies that dont look like a booger on a hook! :mrgreen:
 
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