On Day 2, I offered up an idea for a needle to pick out your knots. Today, I am going to one up it and offer up an even better idea. A nipper with a retractable needle to clean eyes and take out knots. Who would have thunk it? This is my favorite nipper and I haven't been without one for the last 4 years. At one time, these were all on backorder and unavailable. I thought I was going to freak out. Since then, I have stocked up and have several in my own back-stock. I think they are that important to have. I carry these on a Fishpond zinger on my waders so I have a pair of nippers and access to the needle at all times. If the nipper needle is too short and I need more length, I use the C&F Needle. The nippers are great and do exactly what I need them to do and that is cut 6x flour carbon tippet. Again, this is one item that I don't ever want to be without. And again, you might have to ask for them at the shop. Not every shop carries them. I find mine at Sportsman's Warehouse in C.S., but save some for me. I'll need some extras, just in case ya know.