Top Six Fly Fishing Nippers and Why!
(Life is too short for crappy nippers)
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to snip a piece of tippet off the fly you struggled tying on in the waning hours of light on an evening hatch (see 20/20 MAGNETIC TIPPET THREADER), and they won’t do their job?! Nippers that work well are an essential piece of fly fishing gear and probably the single most used tool in our kit that we take for granted, that is until they fail. And then we find ourselves gnawing on the tippet to get it cut, something we get chewed out for by our dentist twice a year. So how do you avoid all the headaches with dysfunctional nippers and keep your dentist happy? Invest in a quality set of nippers … life is too short for crappy nippers.
What it really comes down to is this: Do you want to fish, or mess around with tags and knots? True, you can use nail clippers, pliers, your hunting knife or the Mk-I Nipper (your teeth). However, none of these are specifically designed to perform the precision job of clipping a small diameter strand of monofilament cleanly and efficiently. Take it from us, investing in a solid set of nippers will pay dividends in terms of saving time spent cleaning up your tags on the water and that translates into having your fly in the water longer and more fish to hand.