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    I use a straight point set of Dr. Slick's which I like quite a bit. Not only do they work for me, but they slide into the Fishpond Retractor that I use so I don't have to worry about that sharp point ever jamming me when I take the inevitable fall and going through some organ I'd rather not have to get repaired. So I'm satisfied with my set up.

    However, I had no desire to buy the Abel nippers until I bought a pair as a gift for my best bud for Christmas. Once I held them in my hands, I wanted a pair for myself, which ironically, I received as a gift from said bud. So while my plan is to pass on these, when I see the in the fly shop I will check them out. If I like them - the build and functionality - I'll probably buy a pair because I love Abel gear. I have no interest in a fish print because they will take a beating, like my nippers do. I'll save the fish prints for reels. I will add that those nippers are the best darn set I've ever owned. I love them.

    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybo41 View Post
    This thread has the same potential as the Nippers thread.
    That's why I just had to come and see.

    "Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey

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    Oh I don't know.......... I don't see the potential for any great controversy with this one. I, and probably many others carry a Leatherman Wave and they aren't cheap. My standard hemostat's do well but sometimes you need some extra muscle power, the Abel's look pretty strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by von behr View Post
    I suppose it can be compared to buying $90 flip flops, Tag Heuer watches, or fancy polarized sunglasses. We don't need them, but we buy them because we like them.
    $90 flip flops! What the ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
    I hope they make them in red so I can accessorize

    Hey, I have the same pair, and I love 'em... red is great, very visible should I ever drop 'em off the lanyard.

    If someone gave 'em to me (In-laws, are you listening? Christmas is just around the corner...) I'd use the heck out of 'em. Although I do have the pliers/knife combo already
    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" - Lee Wulff

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    I want them...of course I want everything so this feeling is not new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    $90 flip flops! What the ... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    Tag Heuer watches,
    I wear a Tag Heuer Link SEL 200 gold & stainless A bit of overkill but I like it. Every now and then it shows up in a fish picture on my wrist. I gotta say that it never has skipped a beat since 2000.

    Watches were a weakness last century I guess. I did choke on the Submariner but now I wish I had done it, they aren't getting cheaper.

    There are just some things that fall way below the bar of conspicuous consumption that we just must have. Because of that I am not critical of anyone who wants the Able nipper or anything else for that matter.

    What I really want is a Robertson R-44 and I'm still saving for one

    Might need to Google that one..............

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    I have a gold and stainless Rolex Date Just from 1973. It was a gift to my father on my birth day, my dad gave it to me a couple years ago. My name is engraved on the band. It needs a minor repair, the crown is loose under the crystal, that will coast $300. I could buy about 8 of the Timex's I'm wearing right now for that!

    Or maybe an Abel nipper!

    But I really need to get that watch fixed.
    Last edited by dean_mt; 07-25-2013 at 08:41 AM.

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    Ard, mount some rod tubes on that and that would be quite the fishing vehicle! Nice way to travel. Can you get it in fish pattern?

    I think the Abel nipper thread had more to do with winter than anyone really caring what kind of nippers someone else used, I hope anyway.
    - William

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