The Middy Protector Scissors come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: rig scissors.

Specifications: Japanese steel blades; compact, safe design.

My verdict: safe snippers. Sharp, easy to store, with a protective cap for the business end, which will help the cutting blades last.

They look easy to use for tidying up knots, and you’re less likely to cause any accidental damage, with the end cap in place during storage in with the rest of your terminal tackle.

Price: £3.99.

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