From Dr. Slick:
The Extremely Bright Colors or XBC series of fly fishing and fly tying tools from Dr. Slick now allow anglers to express themselves and personalize a fly-tying bench, vest, pack or bag.
Colorful tools also help eliminate the problem of losing them after sitting on a fallen tree to change a fly … or eat an apple.
Dr. Slick XBC tools are available in eight electric powder coated colors: blue, red, green, yellow, pink, orange, black and white.
All XBC scissors and clamps are made from high quality 410 Japanese Stainless steel.
Tools available in XBC colors are:
•Standard 5-inch clamps (hemostats); straight jaw half smooth and half striated. For all streamside tasks, hook removal, barb crushing and adding split shot. There is a hook eye cleaning pin in the clamp’s shank. $19.
•All-Purpose Scissors. 4-inch straight serrated blade. Designed for tying small, medium and large flies; excellent characteristics for both natural and synthetic materials. The scissors standard of the fly-tying community. $19.
•Scissor Clamps. 5-inch straight jaw; half smooth and half cross hatch jaw structure. The most versatile clamp in the fly fishing world with serrated scissors for cutting tippet and leader material or trimming flies. A straight edge screw driver for streamside reel repairs plus a hook-cleaning pin in the shark. $24.
•Mitten Scissor Clamps. 5-inch straight jaw; half smooth and half cross hatch jaw structure. There are no finger loops – simply squeeze the clamp all the way through to the ratchets. This tool features serrated scissors for all the usual functions. Dual self-opening springs plus a hook-cleaning pin in the jaws. $25.
Nippers. Probably the most ubiquitous fly-fishing tool in the sport, hanging from every vest or pack. These 2-inch nippers made from 400 Japanese stainless steel have colorful textured rubber grips with an internal hook eye cleaning pin. Includes beaded chain. $6.50.
The XBC series of brightly colored tools brings to 350 the number of fly fishing or fly tying products in assorted sizes offered by the Montana-based company.