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Old 01-30-2006, 03:38 PM
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Here's my personal rant on the new high end $200 pliers we're now told we need, VS, Accurate, Donmar........................

What good are these titanium alloy, high tech James Bond pliers that won't cut a hook? The main reason I carry pliers is safety. It you're perched on a rock down in front of a jetty or out at M with a blue on the rear treble and your hand or leg stuck on the front treble these fancy pants braid cutting pliers aren't going to have a whole lot of value if they can't separate you from the bluefish.

I have a pair of 40+/- year old stainless hook cutting Sargents that belonged to my grandfather that I've abused over the years and still look great. I'll put em up against any $250 pliers you can buy today.

For sentimental reasons I had wanted to retire them for a long time but until 3 years ago I couldn't find another pair that I liked nearly as much. Then, as a spur of the moment purchase at Sports Authority, I picked up a pair of Shimano Offshore pliers for $25. The Sargents are now in a place of honor on a shelf.
I have beaten and abused the Shimanos since I got them. I never oil em, the belt pouch they're in is always wet....... I just took the pouch and pliers off the belt for the first time, the pouch was white with salt - figured it's time to splurge and give it a wash and the pliers their first oiling.
Although they're not made for it they're acceptable for cutting hooks. They used to cut braid but I had to help a guy who was having a bit of an issue with a bluefish and 4/0 trebles - they'll still cut hooks but aren't so good for braid anymore not that I care.
For cutting braid I have a few pairs of $1.50 Fiskars kiddie safety scissors, I've yet to see something that works better than these and for the price you can pop em in a small ziplock bag and have a pair in the pocket of your waders, in your plug bag, in your drytop pocket .......

Bottom line - If they won't cut hooks, what good are the pliers?
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:22 PM
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I agree. $200 for pliers is for people like Rick Green. They can afford it, and just like to have the most expensive thing, and so they can be seen with it and/or say they have it. I mean, if it costs the most, it must be the best right? HAHA

I use Gerber stuff exclusively. I switched over to Gerber about 12 years ago when I saw a fishing buddy take his gerber blade and swipe some 4" diameter rope like it was butter. Just swiped the stuff twice and it was through. No cutting or sawing motion, just a swipe. I'll spend 50 or 60 bux for Gerber plier setup, but not 200 lol. Plus I used get a new Gerber setup every year from my nephew when he was in the Air Force. Cant beat that



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Old 01-30-2006, 04:25 PM
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LOL... I have a pair of those old seargents, dam good pliars!... I keep a pair of linesmans pliars with me at all times, their biggest drawback is you MUST keep them well oiled.. but man can they cut hooks, they cut 9/0's like butter... not great on braid though, but I keep a pair of rappala cutters for that...

I learned the value of good cutting pliars manny... many moons ago... my first 40lb striper was caught on a ggo-goo eye equiped with 3 sets of 4/0 trebels, long story short, the fish I thought was sleeping woke up and sank all three sets into my palm and forearm... thank got for good cutting pliars! My right forearm,palm and wrist still bear the scars of my ignorance over 25 years ago.....
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:48 PM
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Doh! I've never tried to cut a 9/0 with the Gerbers LMAO.



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Old 01-30-2006, 05:14 PM
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No matter what I buy will eventually be left at the beach or fall through a rock jetty and forever unretrievable. Its 9.99 stanleys for me. Fiskers, camo skinning knife, and a few long handled needlenose.
And of of course, theres always Joe let me see your pliers.
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:36 PM
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I really like these, cuz im alsways dropping my pliers in the water.

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Out of curiousity - what's your plan for dealing with the possibility of pulling a Roc move ?? I can't imagine that plastic pliers are going to be much help.
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:04 PM
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I can't imagine that plastic pliers are going to be much help.
Not for assisting in emergency surgery they wont be. Ouch!!!
Maybe some lidocaine and a scalpel. and a bottle of Tequila
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:57 PM
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Striper777,
I just realized that I must have hit the edit button and added my comments into the middle of your post on the plastic pliers -
"Out of curiousity - what's your plan for dealing with the possibility of pulling a Roc move ?? I can't imagine that plastic pliers are going to be much help."

Sorry to have created any confusion, that was my comment, not Stripers - I meant to hit the Quote button.
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I don't know about pliers, but we use finger nail cutters for braid cause they're cheap. Like you guys said, it says on the beach some nights. I did have a blue sink trebles into my casting finger one year. I tried to pick up the fish by the lure. What a stupid bass-tard I am. Does any one use hook outs?
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:20 PM
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yeah, i guess i never really thought i would need pliers in like a n emergency stiuation. because i dont really fish jetti's and stuff, the only reason i like them so much is cuz i lose to manypliers cuz im clumsy, and i dont have much money, so its nice when they float and i can just paddle over and retrieve them.
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for cutting braid I just use my handy Gerber pocket knife
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I thought you just burned the line with a cigarette Steve.
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I thought you just burned the line witha cigarette Steve.



Eithah that or he rips one'ah them there Yong fahts and melts tha line



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Does any body have any ideas on water proofing pliers other than Van Staal's $289 titanium pliers? I think Orvis makes an aluminum saltwater plier thats corrosion resistent??
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I got a pair of Browning's that have held up pretty well. I rinse'em occasionally, and WD40 them. A lot cheaper than VS
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