While still machined from 2024 aluminum with hardened steel jaws, improvements include a rotating head, a hinged stem and a more attractive silver satin finish rather than the tumbled finish of the old version. "I took this vise back to the drawing board because I had several good suggestions from tiers who used the original version. The most asked for and significant new feature is the rotating head. This allows a tier to turn a fly over without removing the hook from the jaws, giving them much greater versatility with this vise," says Andy Renzetti, designer and owner of Renzetti, Inc. "I also really felt that adding a hinged stem was important, too. When you combine those two features, you can quickly and easily reposition your fly just like any of our other vises." It is important to note that while the new Apprentise has a rotating head, it is not a true rotary vise like most of Renzetti's other vises.