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Old 11-04-2007, 11:43 PM
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If you can find one, the old, long discontinued Sargents are the best pliers ever made. I still have a pair that belonged to my grandfather (who passed in 1979). Meltons came up with some and had em in their catalog not too long ago.

For sentimental reasons I've retired my Sargents, now I have a pair of Shimano Bluewater pliers that I've absolutely abused for the past 4 years. I finally oiled them for the first time a few weeks ago after they developed a little bit of corrosion on the hinge.
They live in their holster on my surf belt and are always wet with saltwater. The only time they get rinsed is when I'm fishing in the rain.
$35 +/-

Most important thing to consider when buying pliers is can they or can't they cut a hook. When you or a friend have a bluefish thrashing on the back set of trebles and the front hook is in your hand to the bone those pansy $300 titanium pliers that are so good at cutting braid are absolutely worthless and your $35 Shimano's are worth their weight in solid gold.

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:14 AM
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Thanks Suds. That should be in their commercial.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:46 PM
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I thought Id bump the thread again as I recently railed about rusted pliers and finding non corrosives. Both threads have been merged.
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I have ProFish pliers, but I mainly use Channel Lock pliers for most of my fishing needs.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:33 AM
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Profish has two models. The blue handled ones came out first. Then they introduced the black handled model last year with the side-cutter design.

Also, the original titanium powdered looking finish is now chromed so there's no rust. Corrosion hits eventually so treat it with Reel Saver lube (not WD-40 - that opens the door to rust).

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That is good information to know about the changes to the pliers. I have the original blueone that I don't use, because I find it difficult to cut with that small cutter edge. A side cutter is a better option on a plier. Channel lock gets my pick with the needle nose that has a long cutting edge.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:28 PM
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A pair of W. Schollhorn, Bernard cutters. Stamped July 19, 1892. The other pliers I use to hold hooks are stamped, May 6, 1890. I cut right through my hooks with them.
These are before Sargent's, Bernard cutters you guys use.

I also have a new pair of Shimano's, just in case.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:25 PM
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I treat my gear like dirt , Im hard as hell on it . I cant see spending 200 + on something i am gonna lose . As of all of you know a couple of waves hit you and everything comes loose . My Pop lives outside Myrtle Beach and they have this great redneck flea market . This good O'l boy sells these German made Stainless Long Needle nose and Dyke cutters for a 1.50 each . I had the old man pick me up 12 of each should last until the fall .

Spend the cash on a custom rod . Stay away from the Chinese stuff , its all crap .
Oh yeah , stay away from the WD40 , it leaves a thick coat like a varnish when it drys . I use Spray White Lithium grease , like 2 bucks at a auto parts store .It makes the pliers nice and smooth . I rinse my reel after every outing , just rinse the pliers and spray . They should last until you lose them ...

Oh one last thing , these ar 6 bucks and kick butt !

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Thanks for the info on pliers. I could not see spending big $$$ on Van Staal's but also tired of going through rusted pliers. The Shimano Blue Water sounds like a bargain
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I must have atleast 50+ pair of pliers. I always carry my SOG Powerlocks. They have all the tools I need and has a V-cutter for line. They will cut most if not all hooks. The blades will split a bullet in flight. The SOG blows away the Leatherman which I have like 4 different pair.
Like Roc I carry some linesman pliers along with my SOG. I always have handy a pair of Snap-on stork neddlenose pliers either straight or curved. They are around a foot or so long and come in handy.
For Knives I either use a SOG, a Benchmade or a SpyderCo, easily some of the best knives made. I like the Benchmade and Spyder CO as a guy/custom knife maker I knew and is now deceased designed some knives for them. His name was Bob Lum and he is credited with bringing the Tanto style blade to the US. All 3 of these knife makers use some of the best steel. I would not take a Bob Lum custom with me fishing as I would die if something happened to it. Also for cutting hooks or snap rings I like shear style cutters like the Xuron Micro Shears or similar. I just used that name as I have a pair of them handy-(in my desk)
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