Sunrise Fly Fishing Tying Vise

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by tokyoflyfisher, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. tokyoflyfisher

    tokyoflyfisher New Member

    Howdy,

    Has anyone had any success using the Sunrise Fly Fishing Tying Vise? I see they are really cheap on ebay but as I live overseas in Japan and have to wait a while for something to get shipped over I'd rather get something good but if the price is fair and they are good I'll give it a try. Any advice?

    Here's one of the ones I was looking at:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunrise-Fly...607?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33830dd7cf
     
  2. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

    thats not a vise i would buy and there are much better vises on ebay you could buy

    have you tried ken sawada shop in tokyo

    http://www.kensawada.com/
     
  3. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    That vice is a giant piece of shit. Just go get a standard AA vice for less than 20 bucks.
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    If you're serious about fly tying, don't bother with that vise. You'll just end up replacing it in short order. There must be other vises you can buy in Japan that are of much better quality.

    At one time my cartoons were published in the Japanese issue of Fly Fisherman magazine so I know there is a demand for flyfishing an fly tying products in Japan. I'd receive copies of the magazine and the funny thing is the only part of the magazine that was in English was the gag lines of my cartoons. I couldn't read any other part of the publication. The vise shown is priced at what it is worth and I wouldn't bother.

    As Danielocean mentioned, you'd be much better off with an AA type vise.

    http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/OF-900670-0000/80100/Just-Simply-Tools-Super-AA-Vise.html
     
  5. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    You can buy a Thompson "A" vise for a paultry amount of money. I have had one since 1978 and though I don't use it anymore, it still works fine for flies of all sizes.
     
  6. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    What the others have said is sound advice.
    I would go for the Thompson.
     
  7. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman