Every now and then you’ll come across a device like The Snip: So simple and yet so useful it makes you smack yourself for not thinking of it yourself. Ever since braided lines became popular, anglers have been fighting with how to cut the stuff. Some folks use their teeth for mono, but unless you’re part beaver that isn’t going to work with braid. If you have a really good pair of pliers with cutters, that may do the job — but a lot of the time, you’ll find plier cutters aren’t sharp enough and leave frayed ends.
The solution I settled with was to carry a small pair of scissors, but they didn’t last very long in harsh saltwater conditions, even with anti-rust treatment. They’d seize up, or I’d drop them in the water (oops). A $3 pair of scissors isn’t a huge burden to replace, but every other month? Ridiculous.
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