This kit stays on my sling pack. It’s all I carry, for every freshwater fly fishing scenario. Both tools are exceptionally functional, tough, and also somehow minimalist.
Stream-side, in a boat - these are Your New Go To Must Have Combo. The forcep clip is a game-changer, easy access to clip to a lot of things to get to quickly or share with your buddy. No more struggling to get off that "leash". As far as the Nippers - what's not to like. All you need to get the job done on and off the river. Replacement blades, and as others have commented: "Like Butter". Both feel good in the hand, with and without gloves. These are very solid and well built tools. Simplify what you carry on the water, you won't regret this combo.
Nice kit! The included lanyard is amazing if you don't have any zingers.
Forceps feel a tiny bit stiff but after some time they start to feel easier to use, maybe some lubrication will help. Love that these clip anywhere with the design of the handle.
Nippers are great, cut through everything I've put it through from backing to 35lb Orvis superstrong.
The only concern I would have is the "ring" holding the lanyard and nippers together. I'm sure they are sturdy enough if you are careful, but it in my opinion, it looks like that might be the weak point of the kit. I'd recommend having an extra one laying in your bag or on your person just in case.
Everything one needs in a little kit with a lanyard too.