Bass Pro Shops 6'' Bent Nose/Split Ring Braided Line Cutting Pliers
Well if You got to change Hooks this is the tool
first thing i got was these Plilers Lock Closed when I Open the package .. there Kind Long and Small .. found Out that Keep You hands From the Hook and can see Better the work You doing and a Plus a bend in the Nose. I had some Crankbaits I wanted to Put better Hooks On the Back (VMC David Fritts Sure Set Treble Hooks) In Red Color Made It Easy to do these Pliers ... Not being a big fan of Braided Line Not tryed the cutter on that Yet ... Looks Like it be great for Openning Split Shot Weights As well and working with Lite wire Leaders I Feel its a tool I need to have close By when Im at my Plug beach and along fishing ... No Probems Yet so far a thumbs Up On the Product
February 14, 2011
Split ring plier too large
I like the braided line cutter aspect, which works, for now. This tool is small and that may be good for you but makes the jaws a bit too light for removing stubborn hooks. Another drawback is the stamped metal piece which holds the plier closed - it can snag on things and can actually cut into water-softened skin. The biggest problem is that such small pliers would be normally used by fishermen fishing for smaller fish and using normal sized "Raps" and 'Zuri's etc. The split ring tip, however, is too big for anything but larger rings and will disappoint you. I ground mine down on a bench grinder and that helped a bit but if you do not need the sure-to-wear-out-quickly line cutter, then I would recommend something like the Rapala plier with the split ring tip, which works fine and is a much more versatile and useful tool.
January 21, 2013
Not worth the money...
I purchased these pliers at the checkout stage of my telephone order when the BPS saleslady pushes a few extra products at you to close the sale. I needed some splitring pliers and these were inexpensive, so I said what the heck... Well you get what you pay for... These are poor quality and don't work very well... I suspect they will be broken within the next year. I should have bought some good splitring pliers...
March 2, 2011
nice pliers, not good for braid
I will use these as split ring pliers and they cut mono very nicely. The cutting tool is not sharp enough to cleanly cut braid. I bought these since they were intended for braid but will need to keep my scissors in the boat!
March 1, 2011