Abel Nippers Worth The Money?

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  1. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Are you going to be able to fit a Hello Kitty sticker on those Abel nippers?
     
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  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Replaceable jaws? Sounds like a solution in search of a problem.

    I'm still using nippers that are pushing 20 years old and they cut as quickly and cleanly as they did new.

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    If I had a pair they would be pink with a hello kitty sticker on them, let the haters hate.
     
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    Dr slick's hemostats with a MF scissor built in. That's all you need.
     
  5. Kcahill

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    I have never had a pair of Dr Slicks make it a year.
     
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    I have three all making it 3 years. But, based on your timeline maybe they are all going to crap out at the same time any day now.

    What on earth are you doing to them?
     
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    maybe i just dug through my garage to look for my last pair that broke to take a pic but I must of tossed them.

    I fish a lot, like 200 days a year easy a lot, those things dont last.

    edit: The Dr Slicks are the ones with the Pakistan stamp on the side right?
     
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    $125.00 (and more!) for carnival colored needle nosed pliers from Abel? Sheeesh.

    :eek:

    Evidently they are trying to give Snap-On a run for their money.
     
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    This is one of those topics again. It's real simple, if you like it and you can afford, buy it. My $20.00 nips just as well as my other 5 dollar nipper. My TFO fly rod cast just cast as well as my other fly rod like my RL Winston LTX. Is all personal is what i see.
     
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    I assume when a steelie is following my fly they are checking to see how clean the cut is on my tippet. For that reason I break out a new pair of Abel nippers each day I fish. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference.
     
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    I just looked at mine. They are silver with gold handles and there's no pakistan stamp. Sure you got the right ones?
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    This is about 2 years old and its probably getting towards the end of its life, I guess I got some sand in it recently because you can feel debris when you open and close it. I tried soaking it in oil\WD40 but it didnt help. Doesnt have the reach forceps do but it will cut tippet or a 4\0 hook in half if you stick yourself (dont ask...), plus it has a knife for bleeding fish. I think i paid like 30 bucks for it.

    To be fair to the Dr Slicks I often leave my tube sitting on the dock during the summer, and they are clipped to it so they are pretty exposed but meh.

    Anyway I am going fishing, I will be back later and we can argue the finer points of expensive wool socks for winter wading or something.

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