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Description: rig scissors for cutting braid and mono.

Specifications: precision Japanese stainless steel blades; compact; egonomic handles; serrated edge.

My verdict: even though I’m a ‘cack-handed’, these scissors feel comfortable in my hand.

You can also feel the cutting blades in contact with each other, which is reassuring.

Primarily aimed at tidying up braided ‘carpy’ hook lengths, they’ll snip mono, too.

They’re also pretty compact, so more likely to store with the rest of your tools in your tackle box, instead of jamming it open, which can be a frustrating problem with rig tools.

Price: £4.99.

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