The ultimate hemostat, thoughtfully designed from the tips to the jaws to the handle. A carabiner handle means you can store anywhere and the tight angles and engineered shape accommodate all fly sizes, allow for easy hook removal, and can crimp even the heaviest of barbs. Oversized thumb and finger holes accommodate large or gloved hands, and the compact cutting surface easily clips light or heavy leader.
The carabiner clip handle is genius, the rubberized grips are v tacky and easy to hang onto when wet. But... I’ve found that the smaller pliers bit is pretty difficult to get into deep hooked or smaller fish. Exact same design but with a longer working head (Needle nose) would be ideal.
Stout enough to smash down barbs completely. The many features are very useful and all in one easy to reach tool. Cutters are sharp enough to easily cut light leader, eye cleaner is very convenient and the large finger holes make it easy to handle when removing flies. I especially the spring snap on the large finger hole which makes it very easy to clip into one of my side rings on my vest. It was a little stiff when I first got it but a little WD-40 spritz in the lock and hinge and it works just fine for a one handed operation. Great tool!!!
The overall design of the forceps is good however, functionally it does not open and close to my satisfaction for something at this price!
Readily accessible for quick use in a wide variety of applications; love the caribiner and wide finger loop. It will become my go-to forceps.
As regards the Rogue Quickdraw Forceps, there is not anything that i can say that is bad. At 74 years old, having been fishing since age 12...that's 62 years...I have soome experience with tools, gadgets and gizmos. LOON has created the perfect Forcep tool. Perfectly functional. Some genius came up with this design. From the lead crimp-crushing jaws to the well thought out and perfectly placed Eye clearing needle, these forceps represent the universal stream-side tool. Well done. Loon, you have demonstrated your leadership position. A super quality, well designed product at a very fair price. Thank you!