What’s the moral of the story? I don’t really know, except to say that these nippers and the lanyard are sorely missed. They are both great products and I will lament their deaths. Does this mean you shouldn’t get these items? Hell no. Get them, with this warning. Tuck that lanyard into your waders or inside your shirt when bushwhacking. Get blue so if the lanyard does come off, you might find it. And make sure that if you do lose your nippers your fishing partner doesn’t own the same nippers. On this trip, after I’d lost my nippers, repeatedly, Smart Ass showed me his new Hatch nippers and expounded on how well they worked, over and over and over and over again.
These from are ideal for snipping fishing line (and your dentist will aslo aprove!). The nippers come with a zinger to make easy access. The Fly Fishing Nippers are made from stainless steel and will not rust