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.
Freshwater or saltwater for sure
With my quickdraw forceps I’ve taken a hook off of a small 8 inch rainbow and a 23 inch fluke.. these are durable, yet slim, low profile, easy to clip on to your clothing or tackle pack.
These nip and snips are butter! They’ve snipped up to 20 lb leader easily. They feel durable.. little heavier than the nippers I’ve had and I like that weight cause I know it’s there.. not to mention they’ve been used to open up some brews.
I was weary to buy this cause I didn’t think I’d like the style of the forceps. I took a chance and I’m glad I did.. All I recommend is putting some grease on the forceps.