Isn’t it true that fishing line cutters never can be found when you most need them?
Talk about dangerous. How many times have you almost cut yourself or your buddy trying to use cut braid?
Or how many times have you dropped your fishing pliers in the water?
If only there was a solution that was convenient, safe and sharp enough to cut braided fishing line.
Today, we think we have found a solution.
In this post, we are going to review what we believe to be the best braided fishing line cutters on the market.
The criteria is simple.
We want line cutters that are safe to use, easy to use and sharp enough to give you a clean cut every time.
What is the best way to cut braided fishing line?
The best way to cut braided fishing line is with a pair of scissors, a knife or a pair of snips. However, besides the knife, none of these are convenient to carry around all day long.
It is for that reason that in this post, we are going to look at 4 easy to carry braid fishing line clippers that you can carry on your person all day long. One is so easy you can actually wear it on your finger.
The Best Braided Fishing Line Cutters – My Top 4 picks
The first one on our list today is the Line Cutterz Ring and I must say it is simply the best.
As you can see from the picture it doesn’t appear like a pair of conventional braided fishing line cutters. In fact, it looks much like a ring.
That is because it actually is a ring. This ring has an adjustable velcro strap. This adjustable strap does one of two things. First, it can be adjusted to fit any size finger. Second, this strap helps to make it even more versatile and easier than ever to cut braided fishing line.
What I mean by that is that the adjustable velcro strap doesn’t limit you to wearing it on your fingers. You can easily mount it to your fishing rod, kayak mount, tackle bag, belt loop, shoelace or whatever else is most convenient for you.
With this convenient tool, there will no more be searching for your line cutters the next time it comes to cut and retie your fishing line.
Lastly and most importantly it is safe. I can’t tell you how many times I have almost cut myself either trying to cut line or getting so excited that I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing.
No longer put your hands and fingers at risk with this braid cutter. In my opinion, one of the best features is that the blades are concealed in a way that makes it impossible to cut yourself.
Ok, so the blades are concealed, but just how sharp are the blades? Can it cut monofilament? Can it cut braid?
Yes, it will. In fact, it can cut up to 100 lb braid, but don’t take my word for it. Check out the following video to see it in action:
How to cut braided fishing line with the Line Cutterz Ring. Simply loop your line and pass it between the blades located on top of the ring. It is that simple! A great tool that every angler should have in the boat. (It also makes for a great fishing gift)
Important side note, if you like the line cutterz you need to check out another ring in their lineup. It is their hook holder. Just like the line cutters you also can wear this ring on your finger.
Expect this ring is designed to hold your hook as you tighten the knot. No more hooks in your fingers when tying knots or cutting fishing line.
Take a closer look in the following video:
Boomerang Snip Braid Cutters
The Boomerang Snip Braid Cutters are a pair of steel cutters that are strong enough to cut braid.
The best part is the 30-inch retractable cord. Simply attach it to a belt loop and your snips are with you no matter where you go.
But that’s not all. Boomerang has designed and modified this tool to accommodate every fisherman.
For example, the night fisherman.
Can you image how dangerous it would be to cut fishing line at night?
However, with the SNIP you will no longer take that risk. It has the same simple design as the original snips, but with the added features of a LED light.
Let’s look at another example: the fly fisherman. To accommodate the fly fisherman they have designed the Boomerang Fly Fishing Long SNIP.
Same great features, but with a longer blade. This longer blade proves to be very useful in not only cutting line, but also trimming fishing flies, or jig skirts while on the run.
Whichever one you choose you are getting a blade that is sharp enough to cut braid and yet gives you a clean cut every time.
How to cut braided fishing line with the Boomerang Snip. Simply unlock the blades by squeezing the handle and pushing forward. You are now ready to start snipping. It is just that easy to use.
Learn more in the following video:
KastKing Fishing Scissors
Another great braided fishing line cutter to add to our list is the Kast King fishing line scissors. These scissors are 5.5 inches in length with a 1.5-inch blade.
The grips have a nice anti-slip coating on them, which will be an additional help to prevent them from accidentally being dropped into the water.
As you can see from the picture, these scissors come in a sheath that you can attach to your belt or to a lanyard that is included.
This makes it extremely convenient and comfortable to cut line. As with the aforementioned product, the blades can be easily concealed so you don’t have to risk hurting yourself or others in the process.
Lastly on the back side of the blades is a conventiently located hook sharpened just in case you need to sharpen your hooks on the go.
Take a closer look at these scissors in the following video:
Berkley Hot Line Cutter
This braid cutter is unlike any other tool that we have reviewed thus far. The biggest difference you will notice right away is the blades. In fact, there are no blades, but just one single tungsten tip.
The Berkley Hot Line is a battery operated (AAA batteries) device that will quickly heat up a tungsten tip to 1200 degrees. At this temperature, you can cut the thickest braid with ease.
The retractable tip will allow you to get in those tight places to get that precise cut.
It doesn’t have a long lanyard, but it does have one that you can put it around your hand. No more dropping your line cutters in the water.
How to cut braided fishing line with the Berkley Hot Line. Simply push forward on the lever to expose the tip. Once the tip is exposed it will very quickly heat up. Pass the tip over the part of the line that you would like to cut. Lastly, retract the tip so as not to burn yourself or items around you. Super easy, super quick!
Learn more in the following video:
What is the best-braided fishing line cutter? We hope that this post has answered that question. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.