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Pliers/Hemostats/Forceps

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What's your favorite kind of each?

Posted on: 2012/7/24 17:01


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Brand and model wise?
I currently use a pair of Okuma aluminum cavalla pliers. I mainly purchased them for spin fishing, but I find myself bringing them with me everytime I got out. They are a solid aluminum plier with side cutters. I like them for the money I paid for them(wanna say I purchased them 50-60% off), but I am considering the ross pescador pliers. They basically look like the more expensive and better quality version of my okuma's.

I used to use a pair of $2 ebay hemostats. They felt cheap as hell, but got the job done for removing flies too small for the cavalla pliers. This spring I bought a pair of matte black dr. slick hemostats. For the $9 they are totally worth it. They feel solid, grip so much better, and look better.

What is the difference between forceps and pliers?

Posted on: 2012/7/24 18:12


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DR. Slick mitten clamps

Posted on: 2012/7/24 19:11


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mmmmmm.....I like the looks of those mitten clamps....hmmmm....

Posted on: 2012/7/24 21:03
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Dr. Slick 4" curved black clamp.

Posted on: 2012/7/24 21:20
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I like the Dr Slicks with the eye cleaner. I have two pairs, the first pair the little point that cleans the eye of the hook broke. No idea how. Those pair now reside on my tying bench.

Posted on: 2012/7/24 21:20
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IS THAT WHAT THAT NEEDLE IS FOR!?!?! Man, just had my mind blown....

Posted on: 2012/7/25 15:09


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Lol are you being serious or joking?

Posted on: 2012/7/25 15:15
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The cheapest pair I can find. Free if possible. I lose them too often.

Posted on: 2012/7/25 15:23
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Quote:

csoult wrote:
The cheapest pair I can find. Free if possible. I lose them too often.


Talk to a vet or an ER nurse. It's surprising what they throw away.

Posted on: 2012/7/25 18:30
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i have a 6" curved polished pair that i got from from waly world 15 years ago. no frills no whistles no bells, it just gets the hook from the fishes mouth or it gets the hose again. i was trying to replace them, but couldn't find a plain jane pair like them, so still they serve.

Posted on: 2012/7/25 21:05


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I use the Dr Slick Hemo-Cuts for all of my freshwater fishing and for the salt I use the 7.5" Ross Pescadors. I've had them since they came out and have held up very well. I sure hope 3M doesn't discontinue them... might get the 6" pliers for centerpinning.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 11:36


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Are the pescadors awesome? Now that they are owned by 3M, I think I can get those pliers for $80 or so. They look like the end all/be all of fishing pliers. Last pair you would need.

Sbecker, I was not being sarcastic or joking. I seriously had no idea why that needle was a part of the pliers. I even considered cutting or filing it down, because I saw myself punching a hole in my waders, hand, or finger while using them. Good stuff for painted jig heads etc.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 12:30


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I have the Pescadors in silver. My buddy has them in black. I use mine more and he uses his less, but doesn't take care of his gear very well. His finish is almost gone and he's had to replace a cutter from dropping it on the sidewalk. Other than a few dents in the aluminum, mine are in great condition. For $80 and Ross' warranty, I'd go for it. Get an extra set of cutters just in case.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 13:25


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I have some gear that could be considered top shelf. My hemostats are not a part of that gear. I have a pair that are matte finish steel and cost maybe $5. I really don't see the need to pay top dollar for a tool that's used to remove a hook from a trout's mouth. Just my opinion.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 22:19
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