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Renzetti Clouser Traveler 2200

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I do not know this vice but I do have a clouser arm for my masters vice. I use it when I tie clousers but I do switch it back to the regular arm when I tie other stuff. 

 

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I've got the Traveler Clouser vice, had it for about two years now.  Works great for the flies I tie - saltwater ties, size 4 hooks and above. Besides clousers, I tie Gurglers, EP baitfish/minnows, redfish crack style flies - it does well with those patterns.  When I first got it, I was disappointed with the hook holding power of the jaws - then I read the manual and followed instructions - no problems since! Also, getting the tension adjustment just right took me some time.  My previous vice was a griffin 2A, so that's my only basis for comparison. I do use the rotary feature, mostly for checking the far side of the fly, but also for palmering estaz, etc.  Also, if you want to use a materials clip with the clouser, just get one of the round springs, not the renzetti clip.  You can get a hook retainer for the clouser vice from renzetti if you tie tandem/articulated flies.    

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8 hours ago, MooreLyonQuick said:

I've got the Traveler Clouser vice, had it for about two years now.  Works great for the flies I tie - saltwater ties, size 4 hooks and above. Besides clousers, I tie Gurglers, EP baitfish/minnows, redfish crack style flies - it does well with those patterns.  When I first got it, I was disappointed with the hook holding power of the jaws - then I read the manual and followed instructions - no problems since! Also, getting the tension adjustment just right took me some time.  My previous vice was a griffin 2A, so that's my only basis for comparison. I do use the rotary feature, mostly for checking the far side of the fly, but also for palmering estaz, etc.  Also, if you want to use a materials clip with the clouser, just get one of the round springs, not the renzetti clip.  You can get a hook retainer for the clouser vice from renzetti if you tie tandem/articulated flies.    

Thank you.

I'm developing serious arthrosis in my hands...Seems like the ''inline'' rotating system of that vise would help me a bit in tying materials under the hook...Once again, thanks for your input.

 

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20 mins ago, snapper1 said:

Thank you.

I'm developing serious arthrosis in my hands...Seems like the ''inline'' rotating system of that vise would help me a bit in tying materials under the hook...Once again, thanks for your input.

 

What handed fly tier are you? 

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2 mins ago, Linesidesonthefly said:

What handed fly tier are you? 

Bobin in right hand, holding materials with left.

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Just now, snapper1 said:

Bobin in right hand, holding materials with left.

Excellent. I’m gonna make your day. 
Many years ago after losing my wife to cancer. Like 2007. 
A group of strangers here on SOL had a fund raiser on my behalf. I’ve never forgot that kindness. And since then I’ve tried to pay things forward as best of my abilities. 
A short time ago I was gifted an older Renzetti Traveler. For a right handed person. 
It seems like passing this Vice to you on the house would be appropriate. 
It’s a little tarnished from sitting. But it still functions as it should.

If you can hang on until Saturday I’d be honored to send it your way. 

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1 min ago, Linesidesonthefly said:

Excellent. I’m gonna make your day. 
Many years ago after losing my wife to cancer. Like 2007. 
A group of strangers here on SOL had a fund raiser on my behalf. I’ve never forgot that kindness. And since then I’ve tried to pay things forward as best of my abilities. 
A short time ago I was gifted an older Renzetti Traveler. For a right handed person. 
It seems like passing this Vice to you on the house would be appropriate. 
It’s a little tarnished from sitting. But it still functions as it should.

If you can hang on until Saturday I’d be honored to send it your way. 

That is a very generous offer...Really. But I have to decline. I do not think the regular traveler would help with my problem...I am actually tying on a Peak rotary and the geometry of the system is similar to the regular Traveler....That is why I'm considering the Clouser Traveler.

 

Thank you for your kind offer. I am sure you will find a person who will put the vise to good use.

 

Cheers

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2 mins ago, snapper1 said:

That is a very generous offer...Really. But I have to decline. I do not think the regular traveler would help with my problem...I am actually tying on a Peak rotary and the geometry of the system is similar to the regular Traveler....That is why I'm considering the Clouser Traveler.

 

Thank you for your kind offer. I am sure you will find a person who will put the vise to good use.

 

Cheers

Your very welcome. And thanks for the time and consideration. 

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1 min ago, Linesidesonthefly said:

Your very welcome. And thanks for the time and consideration. 

You are a gentleman.

Have a great evening and best of luck.

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18 mins ago, Linesidesonthefly said:

Excellent. I’m gonna make your day. 
Many years ago after losing my wife to cancer. Like 2007. 
A group of strangers here on SOL had a fund raiser on my behalf. I’ve never forgot that kindness. And since then I’ve tried to pay things forward as best of my abilities. 
A short time ago I was gifted an older Renzetti Traveler. For a right handed person. 
It seems like passing this Vice to you on the house would be appropriate. 
It’s a little tarnished from sitting. But it still functions as it should.

If you can hang on until Saturday I’d be honored to send it your way. 

This community answered the bell, that is for sure.  Thankful to have seen the power of support first hand.  Nice gesture, Pete.  

Edited by HeyNine-ah

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On 3/1/2021 at 5:18 PM, Linesidesonthefly said:

Excellent. I’m gonna make your day. 
Many years ago after losing my wife to cancer. Like 2007. 
A group of strangers here on SOL had a fund raiser on my behalf. I’ve never forgot that kindness. And since then I’ve tried to pay things forward as best of my abilities. 
A short time ago I was gifted an older Renzetti Traveler. For a right handed person. 
It seems like passing this Vice to you on the house would be appropriate. 
It’s a little tarnished from sitting. But it still functions as it should.

If you can hang on until Saturday I’d be honored to send it your way. 

Sorry for your lose and I just wanted to say that was a great gesture on your part.

 

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As far as a materials clip to hold on the vise.In the womens hair care sections of all kinds of stores you can buy hairclips that are like fingers that interlock upon themselves[like for ponytails] for cheap.They come in lots of sizes and clamp to the vise head.The small ones fit perfectly and the package has 8 or so in the package.

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On 26/03/2021 at 10:50 AM, theshadow said:

As far as a materials clip to hold on the vise.In the womens hair care sections of all kinds of stores you can buy hairclips that are like fingers that interlock upon themselves[like for ponytails] for cheap.They come in lots of sizes and clamp to the vise head.The small ones fit perfectly and the package has 8 or so in the package.

Already using these. Thanx

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