Trying to resist the urge...

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bitterroot, May 6, 2013.

  1. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    ...to buy a new vise. I spent Saturday at the FFF show in Ellensburg and saw a ton of tiers, all of whom had very nice vises. Interestingly enough, the most popular vise seemed to be a vise by Wasatch...the model J, I believe, which I have not heard much talk about. Anyway, I know my cheap little vise will do the job well enough and my money is probably better spent on good materials but, Damn!, I'm having a hard time resisting the urge!!!
     
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  2. Those things are sooooo sweet. I tie on an anvil Atlas and love it.
     
  3. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Bitterroot,
    The "JVice" is made by Jay Smit in South Africa. Great vise. You can order one directly from Jay.
    Jack
    www.jvice.com
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    The guy selling the "chicken feathers" took a bunch of my $$$
     
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  5. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Root,

    Don't know if you noticed the Lady sitting next to me spinning deer hair on a Wasatch J-Vise. That was my lovely wife. She's been using her J-Vises (she has 2) for several years and loves them. I even like them, especially the midge jaws she has. I probably should mention that she's also on Wasatch Pro-Staff, but wouldn't endorse or use a product she didn't like.
     
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  6. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    You guys aren't making it easy to RESIST the urge!!!!:D
     
  7. Dave Evans

    Dave Evans Active Member

    Oh man, I have been looking at the Jvise for months. Good thing I did not go this weekend.
     
  8. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Wait... You came here looking for help to RESIST the urge of buying a new vise?

    Why don't you just host an AA meeting at a Brewery....
     
  9. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Not only were there a lot of folks tying on them but Wasatch had a beautiful display in their booth.
     
  10. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Great point, Nick! Hahahaha!!
     
  11. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    I just bought a Barracuda that I absolutely LOVE. I've never felt more comfortable tying on a vise in my life. But I have to admit, a big part of me would love the chance to play around with a Jvise in person. Probably wouldn't be good for my wallet.
     
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  12. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Ah what the heck.... you may as well buy a new vise. I did ... hate it... but what's the chances of that happening to you?

    :D

    Seriously, life is too short... you never know when an meteorite might take you out. If you have the money... go ahead on.
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    You might find you need three vises; a slow one (non-rotary pedestal), a standard rotary and a Nor-vise for those moments you feel the need for speed.
     
  14. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    bitterroot,
    GAT would probably offer you a really good deal on a vice he just bought.:)
     
  15. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    That's for sure!!! It's really cool... the pedestal base has heavy duty magnets installed on the bottom. Perfect for those who use metal fly tying desks! That's the selling point. ....there isn't much else.
     
  16. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    I don't do much tying on the hood of my truck so I think I'll pass. :D
     
  17. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Hey, you never know.... why else did they come up with a vise that includes magnets on the bottom? (actually, the unit includes a metal plate to provide a larger base so the magnets do have a legit use... but it's still fun making jokes about them)
     
  18. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Those J vises are industrial sculpture. If you have the disposable funds go for it. The only bad part is that you'll have to make sure the rest of your tying space is up to par.
     
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  19. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Jack, forgive my for poaching your pic, but It'll make the j vise a little harder for Bitteroot to resist.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Well, my favorite tying space is on my lap...much like Jay Smit, the maker (according to his website). It hardly compares to the one above, but it doesn't kill my back.