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After realising the Berkley pliers, good pliers that they are though, rust by the mere mention of saltwater I have for some time been looking around for a pair suitable for bass fishing duties. I had been considering some of the stainless steel or aluminium big-game pliers, but they are really not that good for the smaller lures and the more fine-wired hooks we use for our bass fishing.

However, I think I can say I found something that is just the ticket, namely the Tiemco Boil Sea Bass pliers, which can be yours for a mere 6000 JPY plus shipping :cool: :cool: :cool:

http://www.orientalanglerstore.jp/product/1463

I received mine a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they, for the money, they are a brilliant piece of kit with the added advantage that they double up as split ring pliers :D :D :D

The only disadvantage I can find is that the included holster isn’t too clever, but you can easily fix that by buying the Tiemco Boil plier holster.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tiemco-Boil-Plier-H ... 2556685da0
 

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i won a pair of long nose hilka pro craft pliers on ebxy,3.50.theve been in the sea countless times.no rust at all and move as if their new,cheers daz
 

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Could anyone recommend a pair of pliers, main use would be unhooking, but would be useful if it had a couple of other features, maybe like a simple Leatherman. It would be worn on my waist and be underwater a lot, so must be very saltwater proof. Anything up to £100 or so.

I was tempted by these, but a little on the steep side I think http://www.tackledirect.com/van-staal-pliers.html

Hvae just seen you can get the above in Titanium as well for a mere $100 more. Oooof
 

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Sleep1981 said:
Could anyone recommend a pair of pliers, main use would be unhooking, but would be useful if it had a couple of other features, maybe like a simple Leatherman. It would be worn on my waist and be underwater a lot, so must be very saltwater proof. Anything up to £100 or so.

I was tempted by these, but a little on the steep side I think http://www.tackledirect.com/van-staal-pliers.html

Hvae just seen you can get the above in Titanium as well for a mere $100 more. Oooof
Now, this really is a bargain :cool: :cool: :cool:

Fishpond Barracuda Pliers
 

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I have been a long time user of Orvis tackle but have never tried the Saltwater pliers,I think they have ceramic jaws on them.
Dont know if anyone has tried them at all :?:
Those Tiemco pliers with the propper holder look great,trouble is if they are stainless they will 'surface' corrode rapidly as even propper stainless isn't totally happy in saltwater.
Thet would need to be plaited stainless or Ally or Titanium,the machining costs would be high for titanium and thats why they cost so much etc.
 

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Anyone tried the Rapala pliers that are are black coated stainless steel, c. £20-25, with a split ring thingy at the tip?

Anyone prefer using forceps for hook removal? If so, straight or bent (oo-er)?
 

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Those Snowbee pliers look great, especially with the lanyard and clip. But do you think that they will be long enough for hook removal? What if the hook goes a bit deep? Or are you not intending to use them for removing hooks?
 

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Haven't tried the rapala pliers. But for hook removal I would stick with long nose pliers, I find the ones with a cutter on quite useful ( had to cut a couple of trebles to ensure a quick release this year).
 

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They will be long enough for 99% of hookups, going on what I have experienced this year. I do keep a ten inch pair of thin forceps in my back pack though for the occasions when it is deep.

With regards to hook sharpening, I keep a sharpening stone in with my lure box, and touch up the hooks every time I change lures, so they are ticky sharp. Its a really important part of my kit, especially when you are bumping lures and softbaits over sand/shingle and rock.
 

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I've took delivery of a brilliant looking pair of pliers today. They are designed for use in the salt, and seem very robust, with an excellent sheath. I'll try them out over the next few days, and report back next week if they are any good ;).
 

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I have some Fladden pliers (shock! horror! Can they possibly be any good I hear you ask!?).

They have been well used and are great for the price. They have a side cutter which takes care of any braid and the holster is OK.

Would love some VS's one day.
 

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I have been looking at those new Rapala 8"+ ally pliers,they have them at Oriental Angler.
Never seen them before but they look good for 'Rapala'.
 

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Pliers and salt usually don't mix.

Our Duo pliers have lasted 2 seasons with only very light corrosion on the tips.
Lightweight, seem tough.

I'd like the VS pliers too but...
I'd miss the split ring tip on my Duo set.
 

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I like the look of those Duo pliers,if business picks up a bit then I may have to treat myself to some.
I use the black finished Rap ones that I have ground off the split ring tip on,because it was a bit sharp and crude.
Also the ones that sportfish do in the long nose form are good but very heavy.
Those new Rap ones look good and being all ally and plated they should be corrosian proof,trouble is I dont know if I want to go back down the Rap rout (quality and all that).
ps. That "Big bad Jake" avatar you have is still shocking.:-o
 

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I've took delivery of a brilliant looking pair of pliers today. They are designed for use in the salt, and seem very robust, with an excellent sheath. I'll try them out over the next few days, and report back next week if they are any good ;).

i've been looking at these
http://www.fishtec.co.uk/online.cfm...ous-items/pisces-saltwater-pliers/40/no/45791

http://www.fishtec.co.uk/buy.cfm/pliers-and-scales/dr-slick-pliers/40/no/48906&Affiliate=4,397

some more here

http://www.fishtec.co.uk/ShowProductsFromSearch.cfm
 

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I've took delivery of a brilliant looking pair of pliers today. They are designed for use in the salt, and seem very robust, with an excellent sheath. I'll try them out over the next few days, and report back next week if they are any good ;).
Great minds Alun ;), those are the ones that i picked up last week. I had HR to order them in for me after seeing them in a catalogue in his shop. I used them for the first time over the weekend.

The Sheath is nice, as it slips onto one of the straps on my Fishpond. The cutters on there go straight through braid cleanly. My only slight complaint is the lanyard & sheath metal fittings are not salt-water resistant. So whilst the pliers are so-far-so-good, after just 4 days in the salt the small eyelet on the sheath is showing signs of corrosion, as is the small split-ring that connects the lanyard to the pliers.

Just a little grumble maybe, and for the price they still seem good to me. The pliers are very nice to use, and seem strong with a comfortable handle.

I'll keep you posted on their on-going perfromance, but for £20'ish, i'd say a decent contender.
 
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