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Old 11-09-2007, 09:22 AM
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Decent Pliers ??

Has anyone got a suggestion for top quality piers that wont rust ?? Cost not an issue

I have recently given away my Abel Pliers to a guide , he loved the look of them , I however found them no real use thanks to the wide body but lack of length.

I have looked at the Van Staals and Acurate and although they look '' the dogs nuts '' as we call things in the Uk , they will have the same issue. To much bulk and no length.

What im looking for is a slimline pair of pliers that you could unhook a bonefish or a smaller pollack with in the same manner as surgical forceps but perhaps with enough strength to be able to un hook Big flies from Big fish with lots of teeth .

So similar to the Doctor Slick Barracudas but high quality stanless??

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Old 11-09-2007, 01:21 PM
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Austen, tall order. Like you, I've got a pair of Abel pliers, and the only thing it does well is cut wire. To remedy my need, I have a pair of 10" forceps with the curved blades. Great for bluefish, and probably adequate for cudas. Good luck on your search, and let us know the result.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:35 PM
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Hi Jim

Cheers hope your well.

Hopefully Mr R&D at Abel or Van Staal etc will pick up on this thread and a couple of years from now there will be a decent pair of pliers ,designed for fishing rather than just looking good in a embossed leather sheath.

See you in 7 months time!!


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Old 11-09-2007, 04:36 PM
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Oz....check out the Browning long nose pliers on BassPro.com...on sale for about 40 dollars....or 22 cents UK Stainless steel...at least 6 inch length and ceramic ( and replaceable) wire cutter...comes with sheath and cord. Plus if you lose them, it won't cause you to cry.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:38 PM
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Sounds good I will have a look

Dont forget we pay 17 . 5 % Tax and 3 % Import duty when they ship them to us.

And $ 10 for a gallon of Petrol !!!!

Also if the fishing was any good we wouldnt need to migrate to the States in the Spring !!
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:16 AM
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Try this site in the UK

fishponduk.com has a nice pair of pliers called Barracuda Pliers.
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