After introducing its new Apprentise Vise last year to give beginning tiers a high-quality tool to learn with, Renzetti, the most respected name in tying tools and vises, took the vise back to the drawing board to improve it and create an even more versatile tool. The result is a completely redesigned vise that will not only satisfy beginners, but experienced tiers looking for a premium vise at a low price as well. With this newly remodeled full-featured vise you’ll only need to upgrade if you want to, not because you have to.
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.
Additional features of the redesigned Apprentise include a tension adjustment knob on the rotating cuff of the head and, like its predecessor, jaws that will readily hold hooks from #28 up to 1/0 and adjust at the push of the cam lever. The Apprentise is available with a C-clamp and retails for $95. An optional base assembly is also available. All of Renzetti’s products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and are proudly made in the USA. This vise will be available beginning in January 2007.
For more information on the newly redesigned Apprentise Vise or any of Renzetti’s fine products, write to Renzetti Inc. at 8800 Grissom Parkway, Titusville, FL 32780; call 321-267-7705; or visit www.renzetti.com. Editors and writers please contact Scott Leon at [email protected] or 619-400-9521 for additional images, press releases or to test a product.