Okay folks...put your thinking caps on.
A good friend of ours was telling us how her 14 year old grandson in Colorado has been fishing since he was 8 and has begun fly fishing. His father does not fly fish, but that does not deter this young man. Billie (his grandmother and my/our long time friend) has asked me to help her get him started with his desire to start tying flies. She told me she has a budget of about $100.00 for whatever he needs, and wants to buy him a fly tying "kit". I explained to her that really isn't the best idea and why that is true as best I could to a totally uninformed person regarding anything about out sport and hobby.
So...as one of those typical compulsive/obsessive tying types I have enough materials to tie whatever I need for the next 3...maybe 4 lifetimes and the same supply of tools to do the job as well. To help out I am going to put together and give her that "kit" from my stockpile of goodies...necks, furs, hooks, basic tools (scissors, hackle pliers, bobbins, bodkin, etc).
I am looking for some ideas on a vise. I'm afraid neither of my Renzettis is available Any thoughts on a well made reasonably priced vise for a beginner. I believe the way to keep a beginners interest is to get them started with the right stuff !!!
And of course any thoughts on specific materials is welcome.
Thanks in advance for any input and insight you can give.