HATCH NIPPER 2
The best nipper in the industry is re-designed, featuring a new type II anodized finished with a misted texture for ideal grip. Made from 6061-T6 bar stock aluminum, the Hatch Nipper 2 is extremely durable for a lifetime of use. The Hatch Nipper 2 features a new knot tension post sized for holding smaller flies while rigging. As with the original nippers, the tungsten carbide are the sharpest and most durable blades on the market. The blades will easily cut through mono or fluorocarbon. The Hatch Nipper 2 includes a lanyard for use around the neck.
4.67/5 Stars out of 3 Reviews
Marc (MD) | November 3rd, 2020
I had to sell my dog to buy these. But man are they worth it.
DL (San diego) | September 17th, 2020
In the “high end” nippers market, I’ve owned Simms, Abel, and now Hatch. I’ll compare the hatch ones to the Abel since they’re close in price. Both come with a nice lanyard but I wish they had a safety break apart. Maybe I’m just too used to working in a manufacturing environment. The hatch one seems more hefty and has a much better placed eye cleaner needle. Both blades are sharp and seem to have no problem cutting large diameter line. The one issue I have with the hatch nippers is the opening of the jaws. It’s huge. I don’t think it’s designed to cut cord, but it’s wide enough to attempt it. I feel like it’s easier for things to get between the jaws and bounce around. Especially if you leave it hanging off your bag with things like hemostats. But other than that, it feels like it would last a lifetime and the option to swap out the jaws for new ones is also great.
Joseph Nash (PA) | November 1st, 2019
I have owned this product for 1 year. Yes, they are expensive, but they will cut through just about anything you throw at them. I do believe the Abel Nippers may be slightly better at cutting heavy backing, but I have never had trouble cutting with these things. An added bonus is that they come with a lanyard whereas the Abels do not.