The Best Pliers for Fishing

The Best Pliers for Fishing
Pliers are an essential fishing tool that can be used for a variety of applications. The best pliers will be lightweight and durable and have an excellent grip, strong gripping power and heavy duty cutters. Fishing pliers can be used for removing hooks, pinching barbs and cutting line. Pliers are also useful as an extra or emergency tool on a boat.


Cabela's makes several models of fishing pliers, with the Advanced Angler being a top choice. It has high customer ratings because of the comfortable rubber grip and spring loaded action. The pliers are constructed of stainless steel and the cutters use a high-grade tungsten carbide that can be replaced when it begins to wear. The pliers come with a belt sheath and coil lanyard for keeping them secure to your hip.



Fishpond is primarily a soft goods company with fishing vests and bags. The Barracuda pliers are constructed of machined aerospace grade aluminum with replaceable stainless steel jaws and cutters. The pliers are functional in freshwater and saltwater but should be treated with an anti-rust lubricant before using in saltwater. The pliers also come with a sheath and lanyard and have good reviews from Tackle


Rapala has expanded its reach beyond lures with a high-quality line of fishing tools. The Carbide Pro Pliers are very versatile and durable. The pliers have a soft grip handle, split ring tool, tuning tool, split shot crimper, a leaf spring and a carbide cutter. The pliers also have an excellent review from Tackle and come with a sheath and hand lanyard. The pliers are idea for freshwater and saltwater but should be treated with an anti-rust material for saltwater use.

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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