Marcus (North Carolina) | May 8th, 2021
Excellent vice. Rotary function is very helpful. Would purchase again.
Tim (Fairbanks, Alaska) | May 7th, 2021
Nice little vice. Pros: Super secure hold on a wide range of hook sizes. Well balanced and heavy base so no tipping while you tie. The tension control on the rotation works well once you figure it out.
Cons: I was a bit disappointed that it didn't come with a material clip. You have to buy that separately for $10. I'll make a $0.72 spring from the box store work instead. Also, plastic locking screws. Seriously? They'll do for now, but will be replaced soon. Nothing that costs $179 should have plastic locking screws. I got a pretty good deal thanks to ReelFlyRod's rewards program so I can live with it, but I don't think I would have got my money's worth if I paid full price, especially since it looks like it's gone up $10 since I ordered mine.
Marc Bonilla (MD) | March 1st, 2021
This is the best vice i have ever used. totally worth the money
GSDude (So.Cal.) | March 1st, 2021
Great Vise. I recently converted to the Renzetti Traveler after decades with my trusty Regal. I no longer need a vise for production and this vise fits the bill. I really love the rotary feature since I now tie a myriad of jig flies and this vise makes it simple when coating the flies with UV resin.
One might think this is an entry level vise - it's not. It packs many features of the more expensive models and with the number of options available you can build and expand it into a really nice work station as you become more proficient.
Marc Bonilla (MD) | February 1st, 2021
I like it alot
Jeff (St. Louis) | January 20th, 2021
I received a tying kit as a gift and after tying a few flies I knew this was something I wanted to continue. The vise that came in the kit was a low quality c-clamp and only fit on one table in my house. After much research and trying different vises at the local fly shop I decided on the Renzetti traveler for price and functionality
This vise is very user friendly for a beginner like me and has a rotary feature compared to higher end vises. I would highly recommend this vise to anyone looking to get into fly tying and/or looking to upgrade their "kit vise"
Mike in PNW (OR) | January 3rd, 2021
I'm new to fly tying and did some online research on the various options and brands and Renzetti was one of the brands that had a lot of good reviews. Purchased the clamp version and been very happy with the rotary function to see all the spots on my flies that need correcting! I could have paid a lot less for an entry level vice, but was able to use my ReelCash points to make this a great deal and I think it was worth paying a little more for a higher quality vice with the rotary function.
Mark Van Kerkhoven (Buffalo, NY) | January 1st, 2021
Very functional, especially for those who don’t have much space. Easily handles hooks 4-18. Think bigger “ought” hooks are manageable but probably a reason to purchase one of the saltwater ones. Rotary function helps see all areas of the fly. Would recommend for intermediate fly tyers / those looking to upgrade their first vise.
Robert (Normal, IL) | December 4th, 2020
This is an outstanding vice. The rotary function makes dubbing nymphs a breeze. My flies look more professional and my tying speed has increased.
Robert Arnold (Seminole) | November 22nd, 2020
I am new to fly fishing and fly tying. I read many articles aimed at novices. Most articles played down fly tying 'kits' and encouraged rotary vises. So, I determined that a rotary was the way to go. As a beginner I also didn't want to spend $500 - $1000 dollars either. I settled on the Renzetti Traveler 2000 Series Vise for several reasons. Price point of course and also that it is a true rotary vise. In addition it has very good reviews. I believe I made a great choice. Out of the box I was immediately impressed with the quality of construction and the simplicity of design. Within a mater of minutes I had it assembled and was tying my first fly. I could not be more pleased with my decision.