How do you improve something as simple as a pair of scissors on line clippers? Well Boomerang Tool Company just did that with their new Snip. After receiving this tool to try from YakAngler it has become one of my favorite tools in just 1 kayak fishing trip, OK it was 10 days long but who's counting.
The blades on the Snip are extremely sharp, fishing line is no issue as I tested it on braid up to 50#, mono up to 60# and fluorocarbon up to 30#. I even tried it on my 3/8” anchor line and in 2 snips I was though, and after that it still cleanly sliced 4# braid. One of the nicest features of the tool in my opinion is that with one hand you can lock the blades closed which helps to prevent you from snagging things on them. The tool it’s self is very streamlined with no edges to snag things on. In fact in 10 straight days of fishing I can’t remember one time where the Snips got caught up in something they shouldn’t have.
If that isn’t enough to make you want a set of Snips, Boomerang has built into this tool a 36” Kevlar retriever that keeps the tool out of the way and secure to your PFD or kayak. The tool is very light and comfortable in your hand, and I was able to work all the features even when I put on my winter fishing gloves.
But wait there’s more! They even have a model with a super bright LED for fishing in the dark. And unlike a lot of manufactures Boomerang even made the battery replaceable. The Snip comes with a one year warranty, costs $14.95 and is available in 3 colors; black, blue, and green.
I know this may sound like a sales pitch but other than the tool to try out I did not receive anything from Boomerang. I like it that much and as long as it doesn’t self destruct I see no reason why this won’t be a “must have” on my PFD for a long time. If you want something they could improve on this tool, the only thing I would suggest is a small clip or carabineer as I had to add one to hook it to my PFD.
I would rate the Snip 10 out of 10.
- Dimensions: 3.25 x 1.25 x 0.75" (8 x 3 x 1.5cm)
- Weight: 1.25oz (35g)
- Jaws: 420 Stainless Steel