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  I'll say this, I had the Abel nips for 3 years before I misplaced them, and used them daily on braid and mono. I'm using a cheap pair of streamworks nips, the kind you pull out of a bucket at the counter of your local shop at the moment. I have no complaints. 

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Finger nail clippers for me.  Cheap easy to replace.  Once in a while I'll use the larger toe nail clippers if that's what I happen to pick up.

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My ole fishing buddy used to use his teeth. 

You can see if you look closely when he smiles 

though he has thought about getting them fixed 

 

nippers are less expensive 

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I use cheap nippers for fly fishing because I like the pin on the back for clearing hook eyes if I can't thread my leader. Nothing more than $5. Nail clippers for all other fishing.

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I buy cheap, small, wire cutters, (Dykes) from Harbor Freight for about $1 each.

I leave them on the boat, never rinse them, and they last about a couple of months -fishing 4 or 5 days a week.

They easily cut any size mono, 20 lb knotable wire, and do a fair job on 60lb braid.

If they fall overboard, no big deal. I go through 3 or 4 a year.

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ABEL nippers 165.00 (rainbow trout décor).

For convenience, an ABEL zinger for a mere 175.00

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I finally broke down and steeped it up this year, bought two pair @ $1.99 ea. with custom Red Thumb pads ! :)

 

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I use Dr.Slick's. Been super reckless with them and they have dulled a bit, but it's nothing that a little sharpening won't fix! I never understood the need to buy crazy expensive nippers.

Not going to lie though, I don't use them as much as I should, biting tippet off is a nasty habit of mine..

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Big Nippa by Rising Fly Fishing.  $12.00.  Been using them for a couple of years in the salt.  No issues.  A little larger than most and easier to handle.  Sharp, durable cutters.

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