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R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
UL Forceps & Nipper on 05/22/2010 00:39:09 MDT Print View

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I was reading from the Tenkara USA website about their UL forceps and nippers and wondering if anyone else found a lighter set elsewhere?

Here’s the specs:

Forceps
Weight: 0.86oz (24.3grams)
Jaw length: .9 inches (2.3cm)
Total Length:4.3 inches (10.9cm)
Features: flat tip, serrated inside, pin to open hook eyes

Nippers
Weight (incl. metal chain): .29oz (8.2grams)
Length: 2 1/8 inches (5.4cm)

Edited by FastWalker on 05/22/2010 00:41:14 MDT.

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: UL Forceps & Nipper on 05/22/2010 00:45:12 MDT Print View

Roger, I just weighed my cheap ones that are right at my desk:

Hemostats
Weight .8 oz
Jaw length: .9 inches (2.3cm)
Total Length:5 inches

Nippers
Weight: .2oz
Length: 2 1/8 inches

I purchased these at the discount fishing store- nothing special, just regular old stuff. I haven't looked at the Tenkara website but Id bet I paid a lot less for the same stuff.Hemostat

Edited by bestbuilder on 05/22/2010 00:50:30 MDT.

Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
re: UL nippers and forceps on 06/25/2010 02:39:08 MDT Print View

I just noticed this post. I concur. The tenkara nipper and forceps are no different really to the standard ones available in most fly fishing shops (nippers and forceps). Same as Dr Slick and cheaper re-branded Chinese or Korean products. I have several pairs of each in several different brands, and they all weigh pretty much the same to within a gram.

i.e. effective products, and I use these all the time, but the tenkara branded ones don't seem to offer anything special over similar readily available units with different branding.

Edited by skeets on 06/25/2010 02:41:43 MDT.

Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
Re: UL nippers and forceps on 06/25/2010 02:40:11 MDT Print View

removed repeat post

Edited by skeets on 06/25/2010 02:40:47 MDT.