March 26, 2014
The right Tools simplify critical tasks such as rigging, snipping, sharpening, and unhooking. Here's a handful of new and noteworthy fishing tools and accessories to fuel your efficiency on and off the water.
Adventure Products EGO Ti22 Pliers
- Snipping braids is a snap with the replaceable stainless steel cutters on these lightweight, rustproof titanium pliers, which feature an ergonomic handle and plastic-coated steel lanyard.
Berkley Hat Light
- Brighten up low-light projects with this water-resistant headlight's white and UV lights. The oversized on/off button is easy to find in the dark, and two CR2032 batteries power 20 hours of runtime.
Buck Knives Splizzors
- Slice superlines with 10 times the pressure of ordinary cutters. Forged from 420HC steel, this scissors-pliers hybrid sports micro-serrated, replaceable blades. Also unhooks fish, crimps shot, and opens bottles.
Clam Outdoors Light Stick
- Eight bright LED bulbs with 560-lumen output — along with the ability to harness power from a variety of batteries, including 12-volt sources — make this light pole shine for off-grid workspaces.
Hartwell Osprey Fish Nippers
- True multi-taskers, these sturdy little nippers snip line, clean hookeyes, sharpen hooks, and open bottles. Crafted from 316 stainless steel and anodized aluminum.
Knipex Twinforce Pliers
- Knipex Tools offers compact 7-inch TwinForce Pliers (weighing 8 ounces). They're dual-hinged with the leverage to cut heavy-gauge hooks.
Rapala Magnetic Tool Holders
- Rapala recently released a trio of magnetic holders to tame tools while keeping them handy. Available in single, double, and triple configurations, all of which mount on any flat surface.
Rippin Lips Big Fish Gripper
- Built for cats but ideal for behemoth 'eyes, it clamps catches with stainless-steel jaws. Also features an internal scale that weighs fish up to 50 pound.
Williamson Double Leverage Pliers
- Dual pivot points boost power by 60 percent, making short work of cutting and unhooking chores. Features nickel-plated carbon steel and enlarged grips. Cutters also available.
T-Reign Plier ProSheath Combo
- A 36-inch retractable Kevlar tether housed inside the 600-denier nylon sheath keeps these 7½-inch, aircraft-grade, spring-loaded aluminum pliers close at hand. Features include a split-ring opener, crimps, and replaceable tungsten-carbide cutters.