Griffin Odyssey Spider High Quality Advanced Technology Fly Tying Vise

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Griffin Odyssey Spider High Quality Advanced Technology Fly Tying Vise
SKU 940-00722

Advanced fly tying vise technology puts Griffin’s affordable fly tying vises way ahead of the competition. With models and features to suit both professional and amateur fly tiers, Griffin ensures a lifetime of flawless performance and durability. Their newly designed aluminium c-clamp provides the highest level of positive gripping, unequalled among fly tying vises. Combine this with superior quality steel, and you’ve got the very best fly tying vises available anywhere. This is Griffin's entry-level model to their family of true rotating vises. This vise meets Griffin's high standard of quality. The jaw capacity is 28 to 4/0.

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9 Reviews

  • 5
    Best in the price range, and AvidMax has the best deal

    Posted by Jeremy Anderson on Apr 23rd 2019

    If you're not tying on a rotary vise, you need one. It makes it so much easier to spot check your work as you go, tie Clousers and other patterns that require an upside down or side tie, and to apply head cement or other adhesives exactly where you need to as well as get a nice shape on flies that use UV resins.

    As others have mentioned, there are better, more full-featured vises, but for budget-conscious or new tyer, this vise has everything you need other than a materials clip. I think if I buy another vise in the future, it will be when I can afford/justify one of the $300+ models that make you drool like a Renzetti or Regal vise. Until then, I'm very happy with this one. It has truly made my tying more fun and less frustrating. I made the newbie mistake of starting out on one of the Scientific Anglers starter kits that had a cheap vise, tools and tying materials only to end up replacing nearly everything almost right away because the quality was sub-par. I would strongly encourage new tyers to start with quality tools and materials because the old adage is true: "If you buy cheap, you buy twice."

    Here's what I like about this vise:
    -the jaws are easy to adjust and hold hooks in a wide range of sizes--no time wasted trying to coax your vise into holding your hook
    -It's amazing to get a quality, USA-made rotary vise under $100
    -Griffin is a great company that stands behind their products
    -the C-clamp is rock solid and nice quality

    Things I don't think are great:
    -the rotary action could be smoother
    -the clip that holds the vise jaws on the adjustable arm is flimsy and had some vertical play in it
    -the shaft had some vertical play in it as well, so when I would make tight wraps (especially on the upward wrap), it would wiggle--not what you want. I contacted Griffin and they sent me a replacement vise on their dime, which is commendable customer service.
    -the optional pedestal base is over $30 more--I just made my own out of a thick piece of lumber since my antique tying desk would be ruined by a C-clamp
    -no materials clip (not really a negative)--just buy a small extension spring from your hardware store and attach it to the shaft nut
    -some of the nuts are plastic

  • 5
    Outstanding Vise

    Posted by Michael on Apr 12th 2019

    This vise has all the features and quality of high dollar vises. Has thumb screw instead of cam lock but works fine with no problem.

  • 5
    Exceeded My Expectations!

    Posted by Donald K. / Order # 40263 on Mar 14th 2019

    If you are a casual fly tier like myself who ties 2 to 3 fly's per week and doesn't want to spend the dollars for a Renzetti, the Odyssey spider vise exceeded my expectations. It is a true rotary vise. I have tied hooks ranging from size 8 to 16 and it holds them perfectly. AvidMax has good prices and free shipping for orders over $25.00. The vise arrived quickly and in good condition.

  • 5

    Posted by Katherine Chenoweth on Jan 15th 2019

    Only used it a handlful of times and so far I really like it. Smooth, sleek, and easy to work with. Perfect for the beginner fly-tyer, and a good deal too! Highly reccommend.

  • 5
    Griffin Odyssey Spider Vise

    Posted by Tom Gibson on Sep 14th 2017

    My wife bought this for my birthday and it is awesome! Best price out there and it's made in the USA. You have my business!

  • 5
    Great upgrade!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 3rd 2017

    Upgraded to this vise from a "Super AA", great improvement. The rotary feature is great to have. Don't know how I lived without it.

    This is a no-nonsense vise. There are better/more expensive models out there but I don't see the need being this performs so well.

  • 5
    Outstanding Fly Tying Vise

    Posted by CA Treadwell on Mar 12th 2017

    Best fly tying vise I ever owned. Makes fly tying very easy.

  • 5
    Best fly tying vise for the money

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 12th 2017

    Best fly tying vise I ever owned. Very easy to use.

  • 5
    Best bang for the buck

    Posted by Steve W. on Oct 21st 2016

    Griffin vises are the best deal out there. They don't have a lot of bells and whistles just a solid vice with a lifetime warranty.

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