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Old 01-04-2013, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
Sorry dude but analogy lost it when you said the functionality of a Hyundai is the same as a Mercedes.

If the off-market reel you describe does what you say it does, then I see little reason for paying 4X more for the Abel name.

Is the Able $100 nipper "worth" it too?
Regarding the nippers...

I have owned fishpond, orvis and many other brands nippers...

I never found a pair that would last an entire year, fishponds were the best, but I had rust issues with them...

So I purchased a set of the standard Abel nippers, for $50 or whatever they cost. Bar none, worth every penny, they cut everything from 100 pound braid to 40 pound fluoro to 7X tippet and still look and function like brand new. I have no doubt, 5 years from now, they will still be going strong, to me, they are worth the cost, but that's simply my opinion.
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