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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: For the gear whore who's on-the-go... Reply with quote

The first time I saw one of these, long before I ever considered trying to tie my own stuff, I said...kinda like Gene Simmons in Christine Sixteen..."I've got to have you". So, when I ran across a good deal, and Uncle Sam gave me some bread back, I went for it...



It comes with everything one would need, in a nice, neat package. It all fits in a C&F waterproof fly box. You get the vise, bobbin, scissors, hair stacker, dubbing twister, half-hitch tools, whip finisher, bodkin/dubbing brush, hackle pliers, hair comb, and a magnetic hook pallet.



All the tools are top-end, hefty, and very well made.



The vise is pretty small, but adequate. It has course/fine adjustments to hold the hook. I figure this thing is really geared toward tying small trout flies, but the manual says it will hold up to a 3/0 hook.

To test it out, I tied up a Redfish Candy on a size 2. The jaws held surprisingly well.



The vise/base is pretty dang stable for its size. I was pleased, as I only needed to steady it when I wrapped the thread tight. I do the same thing with the Renzetti, so no biggie.



My only complaint is the bobbin hanger is really close to the jaws, so there's not a lot of room to work with a bigger pattern. Oh well, you can't have everything...where would you put it?

Overall, I'm pleased. I see this getting some good use.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is some baller gear, right there. Fly looks tasty, too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice...for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet setup.
I hope you are tying a bunch of those for the Bayou Bash, I'll need to bum some flies Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purple Squirrel wrote:
Sweet setup.
I hope you are tying a bunch of those for the Bayou Bash, I'll need to bum some flies Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing wrong with the vise set or the fly. Who makes it?
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C&F Design Marco Polo Fly Tying System. And, no I didn't pay MSRP.

I'll be tying up several of those. It's a pattern that I ripped from a guy who I've ordered from. It's supposed to be Redfish killer. I'll be doing some up in this color, black with both purple & chartreuse heads, and chartreuse with pink & red heads. Those are his big sellers. We'll see...
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How dare you post this right above my little beginners tying kit! Haha. Sweet kit and case!
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Baby Ruth that msrp is more than all my tying supplies combined
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChazHut wrote:
How dare you post this right above my little beginners tying kit! Haha. Sweet kit and case!



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: For the gear whore who's on-the-go... Reply with quote

Fishbum wrote:

My only complaint is the bobbin hanger is really close to the jaws, so there's not a lot of room to work with a bigger pattern.


Looks like you can have plenty of room depending on where you adjust the hanger....so yeah. You have EVERYTHING!....envy.....

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kreekn wrote:
ChazHut wrote:
How dare you post this right above my little beginners tying kit! Haha. Sweet kit and case!



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Ain't that a fact! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally unintentional, I assure you... Embarassed Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to one of the pics you're dipping Grizzly. It must've cost a small fortune.
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AUtrkyhntr wrote:
According to one of the pics you're dipping Grizzly. It must've cost a small fortune.


I was going to say something about that but after my usual store was out of copenhagen one day and I had to buy a can of grizzly I have to say it's not bad. I haven't changed brands completely but it will do in a pinch (no pun intended).
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