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: Clippers


JimW
01-26-2005, 01:33 PM
I've come across a dandy little clipper from Fishpond. These things are ultra sharp and rather than clipping or snipping the line it's more of a slice like butter feel when you squeeze them. I often use a 30lb floro leader and it just slices right through them. Another advantage is the body won't corrode and they are light as a feather.

http://www.fishpondusa.com/images/aussieLeft.jpg

Anyone else tried these?

Eddie
01-26-2005, 02:21 PM
I have been using one off and on for a couple of years and they are pretty good. For me, they are a little flexible for the heavy tippet, but they still cut through the thick stuff. I also think that the inset cutters make getting right up against the knot a little inconveinient. Non corosive, light, and cheap. A good combo.

teflon_jones
01-28-2005, 08:08 AM
Never seen those before. How much do they go for?

Eddie
01-28-2005, 08:22 PM
I forget, maybe three bucks?

BLACK FRANCIS
02-06-2005, 08:18 AM
They retail for $7.95. they are an interesting design as the blade is on one side cutting down on plastic instead of two metal blades comming together. for getting close to your knot all you have to do is bend the leader out of they way and turn the nipper to the side so you can see the blade position. they have been outselling every other nipper in my shop.

JimW
02-06-2005, 01:37 PM
Eddie, You must be buying those at some discount house :wink: :wink:

The retail to $7.95 - I got them at Baymen outfitters in Duxbury. I was in there the other day and picked up their big brother. http://www.fishpondusa.com/images/titaniumLeft.jpg

Which go for ~$21. Dave was having a 1/2 off everything on the wall sale. I like the little blue plastic ones better but it's amazing how light the titanium is.