Abel Nippers Worth The Money?

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  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Hey...you can also fly fish with a cheap eagle claw fly rod, a $9.99 Martin fly reel, and a cheap olympic fly line too. It's all relative;) . The Abel nippers are the sage's and winston's of nippers.:p You want it ...go for it. It would suck if you ever lost them or dropped them in the drink....:eek:
     
  2. Matt Baerwalde

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    I got some of those as a Christmas gift once. (I didn't ask for them.) From the same gift-giver I also got one or two of those squiggly cord Orvis zingers. I had my $50 nippers and my hook hone on my Orvis zinger which was attached to my shirt while I was fishing Lone Lake out of my canoe in February. I leaned over to release a fish and the whole lot fell in the lake. So those $50 nippers lasted me about 1.5 months. The "pinback" part of the Orvis zinger is faulty and comes undone too easily. I'll never use 'em again. And I will certainly never ever pay $50 for nippers. Better to just have 5 or so cheaper pairs rolling around at all times like Old Man.
     
  3. FLYFLICKER

    FLYFLICKER Chris

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    The Redington Nippers are $7.00 and work great!

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  4. Porter

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    OK ...those look decent, and looks as thought they triple up as a eye hook cleaner, and bottle opener?
     
  5. Don Freeman

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    I was skeptical too, then I bought a set. I've made my money back since the purchase cutting wire, gel spun, 50# fluoro and 7x tippet for others.
     
  6. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Always wanted a pair but could never bring myself to spend $50 on nippers ;).
     
  7. Eyejuggler

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    I love my Abel nippers, went thru 5 cheap ones in a row, lost, crappy nipping, and overall lack of aesthetics. Bought the Abel and it is bombproof, just the way I like my tools.
     
  8. Jack Devlin

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    Fifty pairs Fred Meyer nail clippers for $50.
     
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  9. snugpie

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    That's my thought process with anything in fishing and nothing is cheap. Like you, I also bought a pack, except I got the Fishpond Westwater Waist Pack, and worth every penny. Everyone has their niche, but with saltwater there aren't many fishing tools that can sustain the abuse.
     
  10. Pat Lat

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    not worth it unless they are made of pure unobtainium.
     
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  11. snugpie

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    Thanks Don Freeman and Eyejuggler for the insight! I'll be getting a pair soon, just wanted to get some feedback as to the quality.
     
  12. snugpie

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    I like your sense of humor :D
     
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    Here is a gratuitous shot of my nippers and a fine SRC from a better day on the water. If I didn't have the nippers I would not have landed this fish. [​IMG]
    The nippers WILL help you catch more fish...just be sure to bring some small Ant patterns as well.

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  14. snugpie

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    Hahaha. Those nippers are a game changer!
     
  15. Scudley Do Right

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    boom
     

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