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How Do We Pick The Best Fishing Pliers?
Whenever you decide to buy a pair of fishing pliers, you need to be cautious. Because if you choose a crappy set, you may end up having a rusted shut hunk of metal that can either remove a hook from fish mouth or flesh or cut off fishing lines. Also, you do not need to empty your purse to buy a pair of titanium pliers. Below are the characteristics that you should look for to pick the best fishing pliers.
Material: Fishing pliers made of stainless steel and aluminum do not rust easily. But low-quality stainless steel pliers rust easily, and low-quality aluminum also bent easily under excessive pressure. So go for fishing pliers that are made with high-quality 420HC stainless steel and plane grade aluminum alloys.
Cutting options: handy pliers should have both line cutters and a side cutter. A line cutter is a standard option for fishing pliers, and it needs to be strong enough to cut braided, monofilament and fluorocarbon line. While side cutter is needed to cut off the hook shank that gets stuck in your equipment or your body.
Spring loaded handles: this is an important feature because spring loaded handle pliers do not tire out your hand by repeated adjusting and re-adjusting your grip.
Convenience: The ideal fishing pliers should be lightweight so that it does not weigh you down. In addition, it should come with a strap or clip that can be attached to your fishing belt or pouch so that you can get it whenever you need it.
Warranty: The best fishing pliers should come with a warranty. It is required because if the product gets damaged upon arrival, or some of the parts need to be fixed. If it does not initiate with a warranty, money back guarantee is also acceptable.
Extra features: What every fisher’s look for when buying a set of fishing pliers are good set pliers that are made from a strong waterproof, non-corrosion material, have appropriate length wide a line and side cutter. But some pliers come with extra features that may seem redundant at first but are cool and in some cases convenient too. Some of these options are a bottle opener; built-in LED light, replaceable pieces (like line cutter), soft grip handles, split ring capabilities and crimpers.