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 cutter on the market. The criteria are 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 braided fishing line cutter?
Here is a quick preview of what we think to be the top options on the market:
- Line Cutterz Ring
- Boomerang Snip
- Berkley Hot Line
Let’s take a closer look at each individually….
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. Secondly, it makes it more versatile.
What I mean by the fact that it is versatile is that it isn’t limited to 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)
Another great braided fishing line cutter to add to our list is the Stingray Fishing Line Cutter.
As you can see from the picture, The Stingray is a covered blade that is attached to a lanyard. Once you put the lanyard around your neck the concealed blade faces you.
This makes it extremely convenient and comfortable to cut line. As with the aforementioned product the blade is concealed so you don’t have to risk hurting yourself or others in the process.
Not a fan of having fishing tools hanging from your neck? No problem. This tool was also designed to be mounted. It has a flat back and can be mounted just about anywhere, on your tackle box, on the boat console, tool benches, etc..
See the Stingray in action in the following video:
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:
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!
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.