When I first handled these I wasn't sure about the design. There's a bit of a trick to unclamping these. Once I figured out how to properly handle them I used them on about 60 trout. After the first two I fell in love. These were smooth and I wasn't worried about them dropping off my lanyard. I would suggest these to anyone look It for a comfortable set of effective pliers.
Tough pliers with great function. Perfect for mashing down barbs, pulling flies out of mouths, and finishing knots. Locking function is superb and I will never return to classic forceps.
With one hand you can unclip from your pack, unlock the pliers, pull out your hook (locking on if needed), relock, and clip back.
Avoid using the cutters on hooks, but sturdy and sharp otherwise.
Love this tool, would recommend!
Awesome product. Best tool I’ve found. Decked out with great ideas. Don’t know how you could top it