Are these the World's best nippers? Shop owner, Mike Stevens thinks so. He has had a pair for over twenty years and never changed the blades. They still work just as well as the day he got them. One of Tasmania's fishing guides, Peter Hayes got some at the same time and likewise he is still using his. It is good in life to own such a great product, knowing it will never let you down.
Abel took one of the most basic accessories, and re-envisioning it with high quality parts, and perfected performance. Instead of the typical cutter-and-anvil design, the Abel Nipper features two jaws with knife grade steel cutting blades that cleanly snip 8X tippet, heavy leader material, and even braided backing. Overbuilt? Yes. Overkill? Definitely not. The Abel Nipper has quickly become one of the most essential items to include in a fly fisher’s kit.
Plain black are $140, plain coloured $170 and hand painted fancy finish are $300. They are mostly by special order, but we do have some in stock.
Designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA
Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum body construction
Replaceable jaws - machined out of premium grade Crucible CPM S35VN stainless steel, then heat treated to 58-60rc
Engineered to cut 7X - 100 lb mono and braid
Two Year limited warranty on the jaws after initial purchase
Pin - 316 stainless steel
See the colour range here: https://abelreels.com/products/fishing-tools/nipper.html