Good, quality fly tying scissors don’t have to cost a fortune.
If you’re into fly tying, then you know that good quality scissors are super important. I’ve always said that if you’re going to splurge on fly tying stuff, do it on the scissors.
For those that can’t (or don’t want to) splurge on higher priced scissors for fly tying, there are certainly still some good, quality options out there. One option is to pick up some scissors from Angler’s Accessories. I don’t mind paying $15-$25 for a pair of scissors, but if I can get almost comparable quality for half of that price, I will. This is where I think Angler’s Accessories scissors fit the bill.
Angler’s Accessories fly tying scissors are basically available in 3 different styles.
These 3 different styles range in price from $5.49 up to $13.95. Very affordable prices for what I consider to be nice, quality fly tying scissors.
Fit and Finish
Let’s be clear here, these are not Dr. Slick scissors. But they are also not priced like Dr. Slick scissors either. That being said, the Angler’s Accessories scissors are nice and certainly made well.
The quality of the stainless steel, along with the quality of the blade, I think, make these scissors a great value. They fit in my hand well, seem to be well made and offer awesome cutting ability compared to my other brands of scissors. I find that cheaper scissors tend to be kinda “loose” in feel and sometimes you can actually feel the blade “grinding” against itself. I haven’t found those problems with the Angler’s Accessories scissors so far in my use.
I have noticed that as I have used them more, they seem to be wearing in better. Brand new, they needed a little action and vise time to smooth out. As I have continued to use them, they keep feeling better and better.
You may remember a few weeks back when I reviewed the ECO series of Dr. Slick scissors. These Angler’s Accessories scissors are right in tune with the ECO line and would probably be the best comparison in terms of quality and price.
Much like the ECO series, the Angler’s Accessories scissors are not packaged in flashy packaging with crafty marketing behind it. Instead, you’re getting a good product that is affordable.
The Final Verdict
Overall, I’ve been pretty impressed with the Angler’s Accessories fly tying scissors. I believe these scissors are perfect for budget-minded fly tyers, those just beginning or even those that just want some extra scissors on hand for backup.
The quality of the Angler’s Accessories scissors, along with the price tag, makes them a pretty stellar value. There are better options out there if you want to spend more money. But in this price range, and for this quality, the Angler’s Accessories scissors are going perform as you’d expect and keep up with the task at hand.
If you’re looking for decent quality scissors that are reasonably priced, I don’t think you can go wrong with the choices from Angler’s Accessories. Check them out and give them a try.
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