As 2022 settles in, it’s about time you upgraded your pliers in preparation of the next fishing trip. Let us help you break down some of the best pliers on the market for your 2022 fishing journeys.
There are a few things you should keep your eyes open for:
- non-corrosive body metals, like titanium, aluminum or stainless steel
- quality tungsten carbide or steel cutters
- spring loaded for easy one handed use
Van Staal Titanium Pliers
The Van Staal titanium pliers are the Rolls Royce of saltwater fishing pliers.
The titanium construction means these pliers are virtually immune to rust, the mortal enemy of saltwater gear. The pliers are also lighter than steel counterparts and substantially more durable than either steel or aluminum pliers.
Van Staal equips these pliers with replaceable tungsten cutters that can handle braided and even wire lines.
The biggest risk with pliers like these isn’t damage, but losing them. Fortunately, there is a leather sheath and lanyard available to make sure you get back to shore with your pliers.
Available in 5″, 6″ and 7″ models.
T-Reign ProSheath Fishing Pliers
The T-Reign Prosheath seeks to mix the best of all worlds.
The pliers sport an aluminum body and come in at a hefty 7.5″. To offset the loss in strength, the jaws are crafted from stainless steel. Replaceable tungsten cutters make short work of braided lines.
Where the ProSheath really shines is the nylon-covered, thermoformed sheath. In addition to standing up to any weather, it includes a self-retracting Kevlar tether. The only way these plies go over the side is if you go first.
BITE Pro Saltwater Fishing Pliers
The Bite Pro pliers are an excellent choice for the fisher on a budget.
The heat-treated aluminum body provides excellent strength and corrosion resistance. The pliers are spring-loaded to reduce hand fatigue and the tungsten carbide cutters offer all the cutting power you need.
The replaceable, stainless steel jaws extend the life of the pliers and provide a sturdy experience without breaking the bank.
The rubber grips are an especially nice touch for hanging onto the pliers no matter what you’ve got on your hands.
Piscifun Fishing Pliers
The Piscifun Fishing pliers are probably one of our favorites.
Made from anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, these pliers show fantastic corrosion resistance. At 7.75″, you might think they’d weight a ton, but they tip the scale at a reasonable 6.62 oz.
A real high point for these pliers tout the titanium coated steel jaws. These jaws will endure years of hook removals without missing a beat.
These also feature tungsten carbide cutters and the ought-to-be-industry-standard, non-slip rubber coating on the handles.
Booms Fishing X1 Pliers
The Booms X1 pliers balance the need for durable pliers with cost.
Constructed out of aluminum, the X1 brings a little design flair to the table with the handles featuring weight-reducing holes that give it a contemporary look.
The jaws come coated with stainless steel, and like the MadBite, the tungsten carbide cutters are integrated into the jaw assembly. The X1 is also a whopping 7.87″, making it the longest pliers on the list.
The X1 comes with a coiled lanyard, belt hook and nylon sheath. For the size and features, this may be the best deal on the list.
Putting an investment into a nice noncorrosive set of pliers will last you years with proper maintenance. Whether you’re heading out into deeper waters or making your first foray into kayak fishing, any of the fishing pliers above will make your life easier.