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I use toe nail clippers from Walmart. $1.79 !  If I loose them I don't care. Easily replaced and they work great.

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^ agreed, they are always in my pocket, I find them to be the most convenient and easy to use, especially when starting out the day when I rig up. On the water I actually use a pair of Rapala Scissors made for cutting fire line. They are great for fine tuning and trimming flies and they never rust.

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1 hour ago, Mainiac said:

I use toe nail clippers from Walmart. $1.79 !  If I loose them I don't care. Easily replaced and they work great.

I can buy a bunch of them and not feel bad about losing them. But as of late, I have been using the Boomerang nippers, they come with a built in zinger too.

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toe nail clippers for sure but also this little rig cuts mono as well as braid 

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Edited by bhorsley

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Brian

 

I was gifted one of these Boomerang tools and I liked it a lot. It can cut very thick mono as well as thin.Mine has eventually rusted up and it’s difficult to get the blades out.

But it has a hard life and I will buy another. Really nice product.

 

mike

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The fifty cent ones in the little white bucket at the gas station. I can have one in my surf bag, one in my jacket, a few in my car, my girlfriend's car, my tying desk,...

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8 hours ago, Yumeya said:

How about naming a good brand nipper for under $50.00 

 

 

Scissor about 2.99 or nail clipper at about 1.29. Nippers are gadgets. IMO.

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7 hours ago, bhorsley said:

toe nail clippers for sure but also this little rig cuts mono as well as braid 

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I'll take this over the ll bean nippers that are like 40$ 7 days a week.

Those fancy nippers are no better and in some cases in my experience.  Far worse than standard nail clippers.

 

Those 8$ boomerangs will cut as close as needed on pretty much any knot  Though nail clippers trim alberto mono tags a bit better (not sure how much thats needed in fly fishing)

And the zinger holds up well and doesn't take up a spot on another retractor

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Sierra recently had the older Simms Nippers for around $9.  For that little I purchased a few pairs.  Definitely and upgrade compared to numerous "el cheapo" models that I'd groove the edge because they were so soft.  Maybe they still have them?

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1 hour ago, DrBob said:

Sierra recently had the older Simms Nippers for around $9.  For that little I purchased a few pairs.  Definitely and upgrade compared to numerous "el cheapo" models that I'd groove the edge because they were so soft.  Maybe they still have them?

 

Those are gone....:( 

 

I will try a few different things as mentioned, I will order a boomerang tonight.

 

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11 hours ago, Mainiac said:

I use toe nail clippers from Walmart. $1.79 !  If I loose them I don't care. Easily replaced and they work great.

What a cheapskate!

Or you could purchase a Sims nipper for $50 or an Orvis nipper for $79.

Then you could convince all the fly fishing cognoscenti your one of them.

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