Abel Nipper and Lanyard

When you want the ultimate these are the best nippers made. Made in USA.


The last pair of nippers you'll ever buy. Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the US by Abel, these anodized aluminum nippers feature stainless steel jaws, are saltwater resistant, and can even cut through 100-lb. braided line. Comes with a nearly indestructible lanyard made out of lightweight nylon parachute cord. Available without the lanyard. In olive with trout logo. Weighs 0.7 oz. Made in USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 53 reviews


53 of 53 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    By: from Carmel IN

    Easy, clean cuts on the water allows for easy change of flies and knots.

  • 5/5

    Great Nippers - 7/1/2014
    By: from Golden CO

    I would expect no less from Able & Orvis. The product is everything that it was reported to be and Orvis delivered on their end of the deal

  • 4/5

    Solid purchase - 6/30/2014

    I have been using the Abel nippers for a good amount of time and would like to share my opinion of them. I fish freshwater and salt, inshore, offshore, and on shore. I am not a fly fishing purist, I utilize a variety of techniques. I have used the Abel nippers to cut mono from 2 lb test to 80 without an issue. While cutting mono is not much of a test, my Abel nippers have seen a lot of use around the salt and still produce nice clean cuts. Other nippers I have used under the same conditions have been reclaimed by Earth. The Abel nippers are not perfect though. The nippers do not cut braided line as easily as I would like. I know this is not much of an issue when fly fishing. But, being a filthy gear fisherman, I use a lot of braided fishing line. Also, the jaws have started to discolor a little. These nippers are nicely built and should last a very long time.

  • 5/5

    Nippers made in USA - 6/28/2014
    By: from Covington, Georgia

    Abel Nippers are well made and with replaceable cutters and a lifetime warranty it should be the last ones you will ever purchase. They are aggressive enough to cut through tough knots and varying sizes of fishing line. Due to their small size, they are perfect for a zinger on an Orvis sling pack. Did I mention they are made in the USA!

  • 5/5

    Able nippers,,WOW ! - 6/28/2014

    These are the ultimate nippers. Beyond belief in quality and craftsmanship. You can't go wrong with these.

  • 5/5

    Heavy duty nippers - 5/28/2014
    By: from Salem Oregon

    I am buying several of these for stocking stuffers

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Best nippers - 5/21/2014
    By: from western MA

    These Abel nippers are very sharp allowing precise cutting of tippets and other mono. Best of all they are great in cinching up tippet rings in my Euro leaders. Nothing comes close!

  • 5/5

    Must have item - 5/19/2014
    By: from Vernon, VT

    This is the real deal when it comes to nips. Easy to use. It's almost as if these nips have mechanical leverage. Slices through leaders and tippets like cutting through butter with a hot knife. Slightly pricey but well worth the cost.

  • 5/5

    High Quality - 5/19/2014
    By: from Southeast PA

    First, they are expensive. Now that we have that out of the way...these are the best nippers I have ever used. If treated right, they will outlast 5-6 pairs of the cheaper nippers; at least they did for me. Picked up a second pair of Abel nippers because I lost my first pair; I need to find a more reliable zinger because it hurts the psyche and the wallet to lose such a nice/expensive tool. Get these nippers...you won't be dissapointed! Plus, MADE IN USA

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