Scientific Anglers, now a division of 3-M, was founded in 1945 by avid fly fishermen who knew the sport well and knew what the customer wanted. The founders realized that sometimes anglers want the line to sink and sometimes to float. Old fly lines were made of silk, had limited float capacity, would sink once they were soaked and took a long time to dry out. Scientific Anglers invented the first true floating fly lines, giving the angler more control. Schools of fishermen would crowd the stores to purchase this new product from Scientific Anglers. Other innov ... Learn more about Scientific Anglersative products followed: sinking lines, shooting lines, tapered lines, the first balanced rod and reel system. Today Scientific Anglers is leading the way again with thinner, stronger lines, silicone-coated lines, see-through waterproof fly boxes, line-to-leader "simple twist" connectors and pre-rigged systems. Scientific Anglers has also eliminated the use of lead in sinking lines, helping to protect our waterways. At the epicenter of the fly fishing world today, Scientific Anglers doesn't have to fish for compliments… they caught their limit a long, long time ago. ... Less
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  • Reviewed by dudecat from MA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Apart from the obvious tool for removing hooks, the forceps make quick work tying the improved clinch knot with soaking cold hands while on the water. Works well for tying loop connectors onto fly line, using mono material (hollow core braid is more work + expensive). Also have a pair on the fly tying bench that gets used when slapping fur/feather onto a hook.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Vetterun from Oklahoma on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    The Scientific Anglers' curved forceps are a great tool and can't be beat for the price. I use these as pick-ups for any small parts related to a multitude of hobbies. I clamp small diameter vacuum and liquid lines on automotive projects as well. They are also handy for medical use such as removing splinters and such. I find them so useful that there are pairs in all of my tool boxes and throughout the house. The forceps may not be operating room quality, but that level costs a hundred times more. Oh, and they work great for fly fishing too.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lastchance from PA on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    These are nice and solid. The curved forceps seem to work work more efficiently for me. Just my preference.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Shopper 1 from California on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Works just fine and the price was right.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bill from Georgia on Sunday, August 24, 2014
    I fish in hot and humid conditions in both salt and fresh water. The line glides easily on pick up and cast perfectly. One of the few that lives up to the hype with a reasonable price from STP!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bill from Georgia on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    The line is excellent in both salt and fresh water here in the South. The heat and humidity are hard on most fly lines and they do not slide through the guides after being fished a few times. This line has performed well in salt on Trout and flounder as well as in ponds on Bass. If you are fishing where the heat is near 90 degrees you need to give this line a chance. You will love the distance and ease of casting.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bill from Georgia on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Excellent line that works perfect for my Winston fly rod. When I do my part of the process the pair make me look great.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by zcrl17 from tennessee on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Good size, great for fly fishing, great price
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Retired Old Tireman from Western PA on Thursday, June 19, 2014
    I ordered these because I finally, after years and years, got tired of the lever on my nail clippers that I have traditionally used to trim line, snagged on everything and always in wrong position to trim line. The nippers are very light, take a little more finger pressure to cut than I anticipated but still do a nice job. I wish I could say same for the retractor. After only 3 outings, it gave up the ghost and will not retract, not even a little bit. Very disappointing in a brand name that historically has very high value even if it is a relatively inexpensive item.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by stevepags from new Jersey on Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Line throws well. Handles large flies easily
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