Hatch Nipper Review and Test – Curt Hamby: Every season, new fly fishing gear and tackle floods fly shops and the online world hoping to grasp the attention of anglers and customers. As a fly shop, we recognize it’s hard to differentiate between the plethora of angling gear choices. So, we put the gear in the hands of those that demand the most and the best, our WCA Fly Fishing Guides. We picked our top new products in the WCA Fly Shop for the 2016 Fishing Season. We placed those items in the hands of our guides to wear, use, cast, fish, abuse and enjoy! Simply put, it’s gear that is WCA Guide Tested.
From the Bahamas, to the South Fork of the Snake to the Teton Canyon, WCA Guide Curt Hamby is on the move. From the hard mono of shock tippets on the flats to the finest leaders and tippet for dry flies on the Teton River, the Hatch Outdoors Nipper is a perfect fit.
“First and foremost, this California company rocks in manufacturing great reels. I’ve been a fan for around 8 years! Hatch Outdoors is a small part of a big company that makes golf and off road parts as well as parts for many other industries as well. They know casting aluminum! These nippers are an accessory from Hatch. Similarly to their reels, these nippers are well designed and well made.
So much so, the Hatch Nippers have won awards. Several non slip ridges are one special touch. As well as super sharp cutters that can be replaced and a well placed hook eye cleaner that stays out of the way. Even with all my dust and grime buildup, the spring lever works like new each and every time. Also included is a serious parachute cord lanyard with hook release if you like that western cowboy look! Like I said, big fan of this everyday needed fly fishing accessory from some cool guys from Southern California! “