Abel Automatics Zinger Tool. Abel Automatics has streamlined, modernized and perfected the ubiquitous tool found on virtually every fly fisher’s vest: the zinger. Used to hold nippers, clippers, de-barbing pliers, fly floatant, scissors, magnifying glasses, you name it. These necessities are within easy reach on a retractable spool at all times. That being said, up to this point the aforementioned retractable tools always end up breaking or falling apart and we lose our prized and important necessities. Not to worry anymore.
Abel’s made-in-the-USA Zinger boasts stainless steel and 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum and is designed with the option to either attach to a vest using a screw mechanism or utilize the included “S” carabiner to clip it to a D-ring on a vest or sling pack. The 36-inch retracting cord is manufactured from a spectra-nylon blend with 40-pound test strength, ensuring an angler’s ability to reach wherever it is needed without breakage – the number one complaint with plastic “bargain” retractable spools.