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Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I guess I am the minority here but i think they are the best nippers made. Pricey but just the highest quality to say the least. Last pair you will ever buy.

Posted on: 2012/1/1 21:19


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Nippers? I just break my flies off in trees anyways! actually most tippet i just bite off or separate my clinch not and cut off the curly end to retie. I do carry my orvis hemo's with a cutting tool and a pair of dr slick scissors on my chest pack... for $50, if you're careful and have a good way of securing them that you aren't going to lose them and don't need anything else... go for it, end of the day it's one tank of gas if you're lucky.

Posted on: 2012/1/1 21:23


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Another bump for the Fishpond ones. 22.00 was a deal. I just ordered another pair tonight on a closeout for like 8 bucks....I think 50. is a tad high even if they are the greatest nippers ever.

Posted on: 2012/1/4 21:29


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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They might be the best nippers ever made, but nippers are just so easy to lose. I would be sick to my stomach if I bought them, then lost them.

Posted on: 2012/1/4 22:05
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Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I agree with losing them too but I don't let that make up my mind when buying something. I am privileged to guide pricing but if I had to suggest nippers I would suggest buying a moderate priced pair that have a good rep. and take the savings and invest into more important gear.

Posted on: 2012/1/4 22:18


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I dont usually carry nippers anymore, switched over to William Joseph Hemocuts a few years back and couldnt be happier.

Posted on: 2012/1/5 8:31
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Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

No

Posted on: 2012/1/5 9:58


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Don't you guys who lose your nippers use retractors or zingers??? I'm a firm believer in anchoring down everything and anything that can fall/get lost; because sooner or later it will!

With regards to $50 nippers, I suppose it all depends on the amount of disposable cash you have on-hand. Personally speaking, I would never spend that on pair of nippers and even $20 is steep for me. I'm sure they work well, but my cost/value equation doesn't add up for purchasing $50 nippers. YMMV...

Posted on: 2012/1/5 15:58


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Agree with Becker here. I use nail clippers. This is maybe the 3rd or 4th yr. for them without any problems.

Posted on: 2012/1/7 7:55


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Don't waste your fity. I did. I thought these would offer superior cutting technology, but they're no sharper than a $5 pair. They may work OK for heavier tippet, but forget about it for 6 - 7x fluoro. Within a few outings, i had to continually hunt across the edges for a sharp spot. I think these are better suited for the saltwater angler as the eye punch will not accept tiny fly eyes. Granted they will replace the blades for free for 2 years or whatever, but you have to mail them in, PITA. I'm going to see if they will just send me some new blades out - I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to swap out the blades.

You can also forget about the new ''award-winning'' Loon Nip-n-Sip nippers. I just sent back a pair - supremely dull.

The best (sharpest) nippers still are the Angler's Image (fine Japanese stainless) or CF Design (also Japanese with 3 replaceable blades). However, you can wear these both out in a year if you do a lot of fly changing.

Posted on: 2012/1/7 18:08


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I guess I am the minority here but i think they are the best nippers made. Pricey but just the highest quality to say the least. Last pair you will ever buy.


I saw these nippers at my local flyshop here in syracuse yesterday. They seemed very high quality and i was told that they come with a lifetime warranty for the blades, whenever they get dull or chipped you can send it back and get the blades replaced for free. It was tempting because they are nice nippers.

Posted on: 2012/1/10 9:31


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I guess I am the minority here but i think they are the best nippers made. Pricey but just the highest quality to say the least. Last pair you will ever buy.


I saw these nippers at my local flyshop here in syracuse yesterday. They seemed very high quality and i was told that they come with a lifetime warranty for the blades, whenever they get dull or chipped you can send it back and get the blades replaced for free. It was tempting because they are nice nippers.


They're fabulous. I love mine

Posted on: 2012/1/11 8:48


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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I'm not sure I ever used nippers while out on the stream... that's what teeth are for. I use nail clippers for building leaders at home, but that's it. $50 for nippers? No way.

Posted on: 2012/1/11 9:57


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Bam,
Why not $50 for the nippers. Otter has three pairs... I agree with Becker on this one, easy to loose and $50 buys alot of nippers. I found a pr from umpqua I like that are about $3 so I bought half a dozen of them. Since then I haven't lost any.

Posted on: 2012/1/11 13:09


Re: 50.00 Abel Nippers, Worth It?

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Bump.....just realized I have had my nail clippers for atleast 4 years and they still work. However, I would still take a pair of Abels as a gift. Lol

Posted on: 12/11 20:29
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