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A quick, convenient way for fishermen to cut fishing line. No more fumbling around for knives and clippers or cutting with your teeth.
A quick, convenient way for fishermen to cut fishing line. No more fumbling around for knives and clippers or cutting with your teeth.
A quick, convenient way for fishermen to cut fishing line. No more fumbling around for knives and clippers or cutting with your teeth.
306 backers pledged $14,823 to help bring this project to life.

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The Line Cutterz Ring - A ring that cuts fishing line

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One of the most overlooked aspects of fishing is how we cut fishing line. No matter what type of fishing you do, there is no way to avoid having to cut line. Are you using clippers? Maybe a knife?  Are they hooked to a laynard around your neck, in your pocket or tackle box? How many times have you dropped your clippers in the water or lost your knife? How long does it take you to find your cutting tool when the bite is on? 

With the patent pending Line Cutterz ring, you can make a safe and convenient cut while focusing your attention on catching more fish.

Recent Publicity

Hitch N Fish http://hitchnfish.com/2014/11/03/line-cutterz-ring/

The River Falls Journal http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/content/betting-bottom-dollar-his-dream-will-cut-it

Southern Trout  http://www.southerntrout.com/blog/fly-cutterz-ring/

Kayak Angler Magazine  http://www.rapidmedia.com/kayak-fishing/categories/gear/3942-fresh-catch-line-cutterz-ring.html

Operation Fish  http://www.operationfish.com/line-cutterz-fishing-ring/

Advantages

NIGHT FISHING - While night fishing, you can have the Line Cutterz ring on your finger ready for immediate cuts and not have to worry about digging through a tackle box in the dark.

Night Fishing
Night Fishing

Kayak Fishing - Maybe you are kayak fishing, and you just paddled into a school of fish and the bite is hot. Tie on a new lure and without hesitation cut the tagline off and get your bait out faster which will improve your chances. 

Kayak Fishing
Kayak Fishing

Surf Fishing - Let's say you are surf fishing in a pair of board shorts or a bikini, and you don't want to put a knife in your pocket or clippers around your neck. Cutting heavy test pound monofiliment line or braided nylon line can now be done in a matter of seconds without lugging around extra gear.

Surf Fishing
Surf Fishing

Wade Fishing - Wade fishing is getting more and more popular. With the Line Cutterz ring securely strapped on your finger, you won't drop another pair of clippers into the water.

Wade Fishing
Wade Fishing
 

Pier Fishing - Pier fishing is a lot of fun but usually means a long walk down to the end of the pier. Reduce the amount of gear you need to haul with you by slipping the Line Cutterz ring on your finger.

Pier Fishing
Pier Fishing

Emergency Releases - Safety is crucial when doing any type of offshore fishing, especially kayak fishing. Hooking up with a big shark can be dangerous and will sometimes require a quick release to ensure safety. The Line Cutterz ring will always be ready to make an emergency cut with the swipe of your hand.

Emergency Shark Release
Emergency Shark Release
 

Other great uses. . .

  • Great for fishing guides who are constantly cutting their clients' tangles. 
  • Put it on at home or on your boat when rigging your gear before your next outing.
  • Wear it at work when relining reels at your fishing tackle shop.
  • Wonderful tool for the sewing industry.

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HOW IT WORKS

The Line Cutterz Ring has an adjustable strap which will allow it to fit virtually any sized finger. After placing the ring on your chosen finger, mark the strap and cut off any excess material for a comfortable fit. When cutting line make a loop and pull it through one of the two slots. For cutting off taglines hold the lure and line in one hand then slide the eyelet of the lure close to the recessed cutting blades, which will leave just the right amount of line to ensure the knot will not pull out.

THE STORY

While surf fishing in Florida, I almost stepped on a knife that had fallen off my tackle box into the sand. It made me think about how much of a hassle cutting fishing line was and how many times I have used my teeth to try and save time. I knew there had to be a better way. On my 9-hour drive back to Texas, I figured out that the only logical place to carry a line cutter tool was on my finger. I stopped by a hardware store and bought some welding putty, took apart a dental floss container and built my first line cutting ring. After experiencing the convenience of being able to cut line safely and quickly I knew I could help my fishing friends experience this same convenience. The feedback has been overwhelming.
The very beginning - hand made out of welding putty.
The very beginning - hand made out of welding putty.

The Progression.

Phase One
Phase One
Phase Two
Phase Two
Phase Three
Phase Three
Phase Four
Phase Four
Final Prototype
Final Prototype
Prototype Assembly
Prototype Assembly
Packaging Prototype
Packaging Prototype

What's Next - The design firm that I have partnered up with has an existing relationship with the factory that will be producing the LIne Cutterz rings. This stretegic advantage will help with production times and quality control. There is a specific plan in place so the production process can start immediately after the goal is reached. The pledges will be used for tooling, materials, shipping from the factory and reward fulfillment.

TIME LINE 

 

Risks and challenges

The Line Cutterz Ring is way ahead of the game. We are working with one of the best design firms in the industry, and we have diligently tested the design and cutting ability of this product. As with any new product, there are risks and challenges of which we need to be aware.

Manufacturing: In order to keep the production costs down, we have chosen to go with an overseas manufacturer. The risks associated with overseas manufacturing include machinery breakdowns, material shortages, assembly delays, slow production rates and quality control issues. We are committed to delivering a high quality product at an affordable price point. If the samples do not meet our strict guidelines, will we keep working with the factory until they get it right. There are also the potential issues with packaging. However, the design firm we have hired has a close relationship with the production factory which will help reduce some of the typical risks associated with overseas manufacturing.

Fulfillment: Lost shipments,slow shipping times and customs delays can potentially delay fulfilling orders. For these reasons we have padded our fulfillment dates in case any of these surprises pop up along the way. We want every fisherman and woman to experience the convenience of the Line Cutterz ring as soon as possible.

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    Sunfish Level - Be one of the first to get your hands on the amazing Line Cutterz Ring. Enjoy the convenience and safety of this remarkable product!

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    Smallmouth Bass Level- Show your support by wearing this athletic black and silver Line Cutterz polyester t-shirt and sport a super cool logo!

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    Speckled Trout Level- Show your support by wearing this high quality, casual wear, tri-blend,super soft blue Line Cutterz t-shirt.

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    Largemouth Bass Level- Put on this white long sleeve Line Cutterz shirt and increase the amount of fish you catch. Breathable and comfortable for those hot days on the water.

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    Barracuda Level- Jumbo Ring Package! Get 5 Line Cutterz Rings for you and your fishing friends. These make great gifts and your friends will thank you!

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    King Salmon level- Package deal! Sport the white long sleeve Line Cutterz fishing shirt plus receive three Line Cutterz Rings.

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    Tarpon level -Kickstarter Package Deal! Proudly show off your support with the exclusive Kickstarter edition t-shirt and get 5 Line Cutterz Rings to share with your fishing friends so you improve their fishing experience!

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    Grouper Level - Super Package! Receive 5 Line Cutterz Rings, an exclusive green kickstarter-edition t-shirt and white long sleeve Line Cutterz fishing shirt.

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    Bluefin Tuna level- Your chance to own the best heavy duty wet-weather jacket you will ever own custom stitched with the Line Cutterz logo plus get two Line Cutterz Rings which will forever change the way you cut fishing line.

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    Bluefin Marlin - Package Deal! Receive 2 Line Cutterz Rings, a Line Cutterz black athletic t-shirt and long sleeve shirt plus receive a luxury wet weather jacket with custom Line Cutterz logo! Your name will be included on our website as a proud donor!

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    Eagle Ray Package - Business Package! Our first package for businesses to jump in and pre-order rings. Receive a 100 rings at a wholesale cost to get these into your store just in time for the spring fishing season. Or, if you have a huge family that loves to fish this will take care of 100 gifts!

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    Great White Shark Level - Package deal! Receive 5 Line Cutterz Rings, exclusive kickstarter edition backer t-shirt, white long sleeve shirt, monogrammed wet weather jacket, plus get invited to the Line Cutterz launch party located in Austin, Texas! Your name will be included on our website as a top level backer!

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    Killer Whale Level- Ultimate Package! Pick your own ring color! Receive 5 rings of your own custom color and 5 standard black Line Cutterz Rings, exclusive Kickstarter edition green t-shirt, blue tri-blend t-shirt, white long sleeve fishing shirt, Line Cutterz jacket, invite to the launch party and go on a chartered fishing trip; your choice of kayak fishing, flats fishing, surf fishing or offshore fishing in the Padre Islands National Seashore located in Texas! Video of the trip will be featured on the website. Your name and photo will be featured on our website as the top level backer!

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