Abel Nippers Worth The Money?

#31
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.
Actually, something's are cheap. Namely, nippers.
 

NW_flyfisher

if it's not this, then what?
#33
yikes, I am flabergasted over this question, don't know what to say, put it this way, even the guys at the fly shop would talk about the sale, if you rarel loose things I guess it's Ok....but to answer your question, most likely not worth the money
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#34
This forum has such a problem with people spending money on things.

#OCCUPYFLYFISHINGYOLO

In all seriousness... If you want them, get them man. If those nippers will make your fishing experience better then go for it. I'm sure they are excellent at what they do. Just don't lose em! I've seen people spend $700 on a leather head cover for their putter in their golf bag. Would I do it? Nope. Would I fling shit at them for buying one? Nope.
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#35
I didn't pay $50 for them, but the Abel's are worth it for me - after almost two years of nearly daily use, they are starting to dull and I'll replace the blades - they have a two-year guarantee so that'll cost me exactly..nothing else. Covered - and MADE IN THE USA.
 
#37
I didn't pay $50 for them, but the Abel's are worth it for me - after almost two years of nearly daily use, they are starting to dull and I'll replace the blades - they have a two-year guarantee so that'll cost me exactly..nothing else. Covered - and MADE IN THE USA.
Thanks Derek for the review! I'll definitely be getting a pair based on that and the MADE IN USA is a big deal to me as well!!
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#40
I don't think that's the case here. He asked if they were worth the money. He's found out that to most people they aren't.
That is true... I guess it was more a blanket statement I was making. Maybe it's just me but every time a product that happens to be expensive comes up on this forum you can count on about half the posts being real negative just because it's expensive, not because it's a good or bad product.

Or maybe I'm still bitter about the whole costco/sage discussions... Not sure.
 

IveofIone

Active Member
#42
The reason a lot of post are negative about spending money on expensive gear is because a lot of us are smart about money. This is a hard lesson to learn if you are easily suckered in by bright colored baubles and beads. I spend a lot myself these days but only because I saved a lot earlier and retired early. One of the traps I have always avoided was spending XXXX dollars for something that I could buy for XX dollars that did the same job.

This thread sounds like a classic example of someone not being able to distinguish necessity from nonsense. I often hear: "If you've got it -spend it!" My take on that is: "If you've got it-hang on to it!" I can absolutely guarantee that you will need it later. Remember this when you reach retirement age and are still making mortgage payments or car payments. You heard it here first.

Ive
 

dflett68

Active Member
#43
pure stupid. it's one thing to debate the ROI on the $550 delta between a sage and a redington (steeply diminishing, btw), but if you pay $50 for nail clippers you are either just bored and looking for a way to blow cash you don't really need, or so aspirational in your purchasing of gear that ROI is simply meaningless.
 
#45
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.

The nippers WILL help you catch more fish...just be sure to bring some small Ant patterns as well.

I'm really enjoying the wonderful splashes of color on that cutt.
Jack
 

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