Hobie Part #: 72026011
Hobie Gerber Freehander Line Management Tool
The FreeHander lives up to its name, offering one-hand engagement when cutting and securing line. The wide paddle design gives intuitive purchase in cold or wet conditions, and moveable parts provide a custom fit. Optimized for use with Mono & Fluorocarbon line.
- Blade Material: 7Cr17MoV
- Handle Material: A380 aluminum
- Exchangeable cutters
- Supervise Tech™ patented pivoting retention clip for maximum control
- Exchangeable + multi-positional respike™
- Tether point to secure
- Wide paddle for maximum contact and control
More times than not, the adventure angler will find themselves fighting current in a river, bobbing in a kayak, or clinging off the side of a boat. Tasks are rarely done on solid ground or with two free hands – out of this reality, the FreeHander was born. The inspiration was simple: give the angler a hand when cutting and securing line on-the-go. Gerber took the familiar design of the line nipper and elevated it – honing in on the problem areas that anglers face. The FreeHander is not only a nipper, but a tool that can manage line or lure exchange in real time. The genius of the design centers around SuperVise Tech™, a pivoting retention clip that cinches line during lure exchange. No more flailing line or lures lost to the drink, just an easy to operate line vise that acts as an additional hand. A tether point is built into the pivoting line cutter that allows the angler to swivel the tool in any direction to get into tight spots with minimal strain. Inclement weather isn’t anything new for anglers, freezing temps and wet conditions can be par for the course. What isn’t the norm is an upgrade that the FreeHander boasts: a wide paddle design for maximum contact between the angler and the tool. The result is thoughtful surfacing that plays to the need for control when working with small lures, thin line, and unpredictable conditions. Gerber tools are built to last a lifetime. To ensure optimal performance, rinse your tool with fresh water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Apply oil to hinges and moving parts on a regular basis.