TFF reviews Dr. Slick XBC Clamps and Nippers from Airflo .
Available through Airflo are a range of bright, snazzy forceps, scissors and snips that you know you will never lose! Available in red or blue these tools are just the job for trimming your leaders or flattening those barbs. The Scissor Clamp Forceps are a versatile tool that has a serrated scissor below the forceps jaws with a pin for clearing the varnish out of the eye of the hook in the jaw. The clamp has a full swivel bungee lanyard to attach to your waistcoat.
The Standard Clamps are five inches in length, have a half smooth and half serrated jaw and an eye pin in the shank. The nippers are made from 400 Japanese stainless steel, are two inches in length, have a hook eye cleaning pin and sharp blades. The nippers and scissor clamp forceps are firmly attached to my wading vest and have become my main tools for leader and de-barbing work. Available from Airflo or one of its stockists.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.