I, also, use an "older" Traveler. I tie smaller Saltwater and Bass Bugs with it down to 24's with no problem. I use both Clamp and Pedestal bases, for home tying or on the road. I am sort of rough on the vise and the only repairs have been the replacements I've had to make were the "O rings". I, like the others, started out using the rotary feature, but have abandoned it. Even if given unlimited funds, I'd probably replace it with another!
I would highly recommend if tying small flies that you get a lighted magnifier, it really makes tying easier!