Bass Pro Shops® 6'' Bent Nose/Split Ring Braided Line Cutting Pliers
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
Good for most useage
I really like the fact of cutting braided line very easy.
I am a bit disapointed because they are very thin
and they twist very easily. They are good for most
May 7, 2012
They are a good pair of pliers but they will not cut nine pound braided line. They either brake it.(leaving a curled end or shredded end) if they where worth it I would send them back, Roy
April 9, 2012
Does the job
These pliers do the job as advertised. Comfortable and easy to use and a great price. I only wish they would work with the smaller splitrings. Size 2 and up not a problem.
July 8, 2011