VIDEO OF THE MONTH
Here's a nifty little fly
you can learn to tie on a Norvise. Norm shares some tips and techniques
that you'll find helpful as you tie this fly. Be sure to share this
link with your fly tying friends!
Got the Nor-vise from you last week.
All I can say is wow!!!! I have four other vise by three
manufacturers but your is incredible!!! It is a work of art - I just
can't believe how smooth it is and how much faster I can tie. Will
be buying more Nor-vise accessories as soon as I can sell some of my
As a member of Project Healing Waters where
I am leaning to tie, I purchased a vise from Mr. and Mrs. Norlander.
Thank god I did. Instructors are telling me this is one of best vises on
the market. Customer service is the main reason for this purchase.
Having an injury from the Army, the PHW program and the Norvise have
helped me drastically! Thank you. I will pass this vise down to my
grandkids some day.
Keep it organized.
As some of us start collecting more than
just one Norvise Bobbin, it is very handy to code your spools. I use a
simple technique utilizing finger nail polish. Most of my threads
fall into three categories, heavy (3/0), medium (6/0) and light (8/0). I
can tell the difference between the heavy and the light, so I put a
single "dot" on the spool of the medium. Makes for a simple system that
works for me.
I get several inquiries each month about
what to do to brighten up the brass hubs. Well, after a while, the
lacquer finish on the brass hubs will start to dull and in some cases
they can get down right grubby . Here's what we suggest. Remove
the arbor from your Norvise and place it in an electric drill. Now you
can attach the front hub to the arbor, tightening the set screw. Use
some fine grit sandpaper (320+) or Scotchbrite while you securely hold
the drill and spin the hub. For the rear hub, you can attach the Drive
Disc to the arbor and the rear hub will click into place while you give
it a quick polish. Set your polished hubs on some newspaper and give
them an even coat of spray can lacquer. You can also use brass
polish in place of the lacquer, might need to wear sunglasses if you get
carried away with the polish.
To make your cam lever on your Norvise
work more smoothly, a tiny drop of oil placed at the pivoting connection
of the cam. Remember, a little bit goes a long way. Be sure to use a
paper towel or cotton rag to wipe up the excess oil. You'll be amazed
what a little drop of oil with do to make the cam lever work so much