Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide, Day 5

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to ask for these for Christmas! I like the idea of the retractable needle for sure. Why does it seem the infamous wind knot always strikes during a hatch?!! haha!