How much is a good set of pliers worth to you? From what I’ve seen, most fishermen don’t spend much on this extremely important piece of fishing equipment. I’m guilty of it too. I’ve probably had over a dozen pairs of pliers over the paast five years. Most of them were inexpensive, and as a result didn’t hold up will to heavy use with braid and wire, and those that did were no match for saltwater. Now, there are several companies out there that make great quality pliers, but these super lightweight carbon fiber pliers by Composite Reel Company may have just raised the bar.
A new lightweight, corrosion free, 7 1/2″, proprietary carbon fiber composite pliers, weighing 4¼ ounces is now available for anglers. The pliers are manufactured with 300 series stainless steel tips, bushing, spring, screws and grommets. The self adjusting cutter, located on the “fish” logo side of the pliers, and anvil are made of Tungsten Carbide. This provides clean cutting of various size braids, in addition to other materials. The easily replaceable cutter and anvil are secured with stainless steel screws and include crimping teeth and a groove for sleeves. The tip of the pliers easily grab lightweight braid and monofilament line. Included with the pliers are a lanyard and sheath. Optional heavy duty sheath available. Pliers & lanyard also sold separately.
These beautiful pliers aren’t cheap though, be prepared to shell out $130 USD – but if I add up all the money I’ve wasted on cheap pliers, I would have been far better off with a set of these.