Overall: 4.0 / 5 based on 20 reviews
16 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Whole... notha.... level -
For all the yrs I've been tying flies I've always used a clamp on vise and found it limiting to whether or not the lip of the table was deep enough. Using this vise has freed me to tie flies on any table top.....and now with the use of the rotary I can see all sides of the fly while tying instead of waiting until i was done to clean up the fly. It's a very good vise, at a very affordable price. The ultimate test is being able to catch fish with the flies i've tied.....Answer, every time i've gone fishing I catch at least one fish with a fly I've tied on this vise.......Thanks Ovis!!
Good purchase for the beginner -
By: FlyTierbgbarr from Barrington RI
The EZ ROTARY VICE is a good beginners vice for one that is just starting to tie flies. Some features can be improved --Example: the main turning shaft is a little Sloppy I the housing. Could be improved. Over all a good beginners rotary vice to start with.
EZ Rotary Vise -
By: Almos from Pa.
Top 1000 Contributor
Just starting to tie flies and this rotary vise is great for stand alone and for traveling. Rotary takes the wear and tear off my surgically repaired rotator cuff. I have also got the tool kit from Orvis and materials that I have been please with. great for starting out in the hobby and enjoy it very much. Thanks Orvis
Exceptional Value -
Having just started tying, I wanted a mid-range vise with both a pedestal and clamp for travel purposes. This set up (clamp on shaft) is fantastic, is very well made for the novice and has been admired-almost coveted-by the veterans who recommended it. Exceptionally sturdy, easy to use, holds both fine and thicker gauge hooks, has smooth screws to adjust easily. The best little vise out there for the money - great investment!
Great Vise, Great Value -
By: SirTroutzor from Detroit, MI
Praise: This vise looks very nice. Stainless finish is beautiful. Including both pedistal and c-clamp is a nice option. Rotary function is good. Jaws are fully adjustable. Gripe: Stem is not standard size so accesories like bobbin rests fit kind of awkwardly. C-clamp doesn't look like it belongs with this vise. It seems lower quality and brass accents don't match. Plastic rotary handle. Not deal breakers to me. Note: I'm not sure why so many reviewers have problems securing hooks in the jaw of this style vise. In fact I find this style jaw to be more versatile for varying hook sizes. You will need an allen wrench (not included) to adjust the jaw height for really large hooks in order to keep the shank in the center of rotation. I have tied hook sizes 20 to 3/0 with no fuss. Overall: I expect I will get many years out of this vise, coupled with the confidence of buying from Orvis I am very pleased with this product.
Exactly What I Wanted -
By: Lockley from Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
Top 100 Contributor
I've been fighting a fixed vise from an unknown supplier. The EZ coupled with other goodies from Orvis makes tying a pleasure rather than task. The easy adjustment of height and position works well with my tri-focal glasses. The pedestal base is heavy and provides a very solid feel. If you have an only a one vise budget this is the one to buy.
I'm updating my review -
By: Ts47 from MD suburbs of DC
Top 250 Contributor
This thing broke on me tonight. The rear adjustment screw for the jaws is the problem. This thing won't hold a hook securely now. This should not have happened. I've only used it a few times. Very disappointed. I'm returning it to Orvis and buying a better vise.
Good beginner vise for the money -
By: Ts47 from MD suburbs of DC
Top 250 Contributor
I'm new to fly tying. For the money, this has been a great beginner vise. I've been able to tie flies down to a size 20 hook. I haven't tried anything smaller. It comes in a great flat box that holds the vice, base and included C clamp that makes it easy to pack for any stream-side tying. The rotary feature works well too. The drawbacks over a better, more expensive vise are it is only a 1/4" shaft and it's a little short for my liking. Most accessories are designed to fit a 3/8" shaft which has caused some frustrations. Still... These things are available in more expensive models costing more than twice as much. My 9 year old ties flies with me. So, I will likely upgrade this vise to a better one at some point and give this to my son. I do wish the shaft size had been explained to me before I bought it rather than figuring it out after the fact - which is why I mention it here. I bought a portable fly tying desk, that included a built-in spot to mount a vise, that doesn't work well with this vise because of the smaller shaft size. Overall, it's a great vise that has been easy to use and adjust. Just understand the limitations before you buy it.
Help I needed -
By: Vibrato from Newark, DE
The EZ Rotary Vise is just exactly what I needed to improve my ability to tie fly's at my old age of 74. I'm now even much better than when I was younger. And, I've learned how to follow instructions.