Dr. Slick Co. Dr. Slick Company Nipper with Pin and Knot Tyer - Japanese Stainless Steel
About Dr. Slick Co. Dr. Slick Company Nipper with Pin and Knot Tyer - Japanese Stainless Steel
Closeouts. Made from high-quality Japanese steel, this nipper from the Dr. Slick Company makes quick cuts to your line, features a recessed pin for cleaning hook eyes and includes a knot tyer for versatility.
Specs about Dr. Slick Co. Dr. Slick Company Nipper with Pin and Knot Tyer - Japanese Stainless Steel
- Material: Steel
- Weight: 0.4 oz.
- Length: 2-1/8"
- Made in Pakistan
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Reviewed by Lost from Tasmania on Thursday, April 14, 2016Works well have had no problems with it.Like the knot tyer.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mike from Georgia on Wednesday, February 17, 2016Nah, I don't like this thing. I took it out of the bag and turned the knot tyer and the grommet actually broke into 2 pieces. Also, if this is going to hang from your fishing vest over the water while you fish, you would need a stronger chain. It's cheaply made.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by PDubya from Winston Salem on Tuesday, January 26, 2016This one works well. I did buy two, one in black, one in stainless, and the cutting edge didn't line up as well on the stainless. I'm keeping both to put one in my fly fishing tackle and one with my other tackle. Good for the price for sure. Much easier to use than a pair of fingernail clippers.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by seelyon from Wyoming on Thursday, January 21, 2016I lose these suckers all the time. This one is nothing special but for the price a steal to replace the previous version. A must for any angler.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hawk Fly from Denver on Friday, January 1, 2016Great price, works fine, no need to spend a bunch on a nipper
Question & Answer
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“As far as a line tying device goes, does it help with tying leaders to braid and assist with tying better knots?”
Not at all
To be honest, I've only used these as nippers. I'm new to fly fishing and am not sure how to use the "knot tyer" part of this device. The pin is, of course, a good thing to have to clear stray glue out of eyelets. One thing I use to help hold small flies while I tie them on is a Ty-rite. It looks like a mechanical pen but it's got a hook that wraps around the hook in its curve so you can hold it steadily.
In my experience, the only thing that helps me tie better knots is practice. I use scraps of old fly line (two colors, two sizes) and practice, practice, practice. It's different when you go to use mono but at least most of the muscle memory is there. Good luck!!
I haven't tried tying leaders to braided line. But it definitely helps tying better knots.