Renzetti Inc., is a family owned business that started its operations in Romansville PA in the early 70’s. I started making fly tying hand tools in a one car garage. Frustrated with the fly tying vises that were available at the time, I started working on the Presentation 3000 with the input and support of my brother Robin, that was not the first vise designed by Renzetti, however it was the first True Rotary vise made. Since its beginning, the Presentation 3000 became the vise of choice of the elite and at a retail price of $199.95 it was the most expensive vise available. By 1977 my hobby had become a part time job, and in 1978 I resigned full time job to open Renzetti Custom Machine’s doors in a now 3 car garage. Eight years later, a new manufacturing facility was built and in 1988 Renzetti Inc, as it in know today, was formally introduced.
Since the early 70’s Renzetti’s hand tying tools and fly tying vises were seldom mostly heard of and very few shops were carrying it. The Orvis Company was my first retailer and where I met my long time friend John Harder. By the late 80’s the Traveler and the Presentation Series Vises were introduced and Renzetti started attending the consumer and manufacturing shows. By attending these shows I was able to be in direct contact with many tyers from around the world and listen to their feedback and suggestions.
In 1991, I met Bob Popovics at a fly fishing show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. I had heard of Bob and was so excited and anxious to meet him. I waited patiently by his booth to introduce myself and when I did he mentioned that his Presentation 3000 needed some T.L.C. I took his vise to my room that night and brought it back to him the next morning. Our friendship started and so did the development of the Master Series Vise. In 1992, I made the few proto-pypes of the Master vise and gave one to Bob Popovics, Lefty Kreh and the late Matty Vincenguerra to tie on it and give me feedback. Then in 1994 The Master Series Vise was introduced.
In 1996, tired of the long cold winters in Pennsylvania I moved with my family, Lois Carruthers and Ed Gullikson, our two key associates to Titusville, FL., and Renzetti Inc. found a new home at 8800 Grissom Pkwy.
Renzetti Inc. currently employees 11 associates, including myself, Lily and our 25 year old son. We have a well trained, wonderful, caring staff that makes everything possible. Our primary business is the manufacturing of the finest fly tying and rod building equipment in the world, but we also provide engineering and manufacturing services to many other industries around the country. Renzetti, Inc. owns many patents and trademark and was the first fly tying vise manufacturer to offer a True Rotary Vise.
Fly fishing, my hobby, has given me more that I ever expected. I have met the most wonderful people and cherish the friendship generated from our association with the sport. I am grateful to the many tyers and rod builders of yesterday and to those that keep promoting this beautiful art. I believe that one of the reasons for our success is because we listen to tyers and rod builders while providing you the very best equipment that challenges your creativity. Changes to our product come as a result of our desire to keep you excited in the sport, and always asking for more.
So regardless if you are an old friend of Renzetti or a newcomer to the fly fishing or rod building we welcome you, to the art of fly fishing, the driving force behind all Renzetti products. We thank you for your support and want to reaffirm our commitment to providing you, the tyer and the rod builder, the absolute best in product and services.
We take great pride in the fact that every process of our product line is made in the USA.
We are honored to serve you and be part of the sport we love,