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Most outdoorsman appreciate a good knife. For fishing, I've never seen the need to carry a large one. I received a leatherman multi tool for Christmas years ago, and I've used it for several years. The only thing I don't like about the leatherman is that when you want to use the knife blade, you have to unfold the tool, open the knife blade, then fold back the handles. Then, repeat this process to close the tool. Otherwise,the Leatherman is good. I mainly use it for the needle nose pliers, which work well. So I carry a pocket knife. Mine is an old yellow handle knife made by Case. It measures 3" when closed, and has 2 blades. I love the older U.S. made knives by Case, Shrade, Buck, and other similar knives. The medium stockman pattern, with 3 blades is another favorite, especially with bone or stag handles. These tools, along with a small v- groove stone to sharpen hooks, is what I've carried for many years. What knife and tools do you take on fishing trips?

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i use nail clippers and a bass pro hook remover 95% of the time. i do carry needle nose pliers and have pocket knives. 

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1 minute ago, lo n slo said:

i use nail clippers and a bass pro hook remover 95% of the time. i do carry needle nose pliers and have pocket knives. 

Yes, I forgot to mention my nail Clippers. I fish with mono lines, so nail Clippers handle line cutting jobs

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You have an old Leatherman , the new ones you dont have to open to get the blade out and they are one hand opening . I always take mine and it has a diamond file that is an excellent hook sharpener . I have even skinned catfish with it . I'm a knife junky and always carry a Swiss Army Knife and a cheap Chinese Sanrenmu 710 too. That Sanrenmu is a decent knife for the money spent .

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1 minute ago, scaleface said:

You have an old Leatherman , the new ones you dont have to open to get the blade out and they are one hand opening . I always take mine and it has a diamond file that is an excellent hook sharpener . I have even skinned catfish with it . I'm a knife junky and always carry a Swiss Army Knife and a cheap Chinese Sanrenmu 710 too. That Sanrenmu is a decent knife for the money spent .

I like Swiss Army knives too. The older knives that I like most are getting harder to find, and pricey too. I pick them up when I can

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Always with me on my kayak:

Boomerang snips

Hook file

Forceps

Fish Grips

Jaw Spreader

Folding knife 

Lighter

Cigar cutter

Reading glasses

Plug knocker

 

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Had nail clippers around our neck since the 70s

 

I carry a Old Timer Model 1520T Sharpfinger that was my Dad's. 

 

I fish marshes & swamps the maybe 30-50 miles from civilization!

 

A Leatherman is a neat little tool to have but where I'm at ya gonna need "tools"!

 

I carry a small toolbox with screws drivers, Crescent Wrench, Channellock®, a pair of #9 Klien's, duct tape, various size Zip ties, Zip Tie Gun, roll of stainless steel wire, fuses, trolling motor shear pin, & probably some I'm forgetting.

 

 

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I fish from the banks, so I keep it light, small and to a minimum. In my pocket are nail clippers and tiny 3" needlenose I found at a craft store, I think. In the backpack are hemostats, folding knife, scissors and lighter.

 

I hardly ever use the knife, it's there for emergencies really. Guthooks are extremely rare too, thankfully, so I don't use the hemostats much either. Those tiny needlenose were a great find, I wish I could remember where I got them now.

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17 minutes ago, Catt said:

Had nail clippers around our neck since the 70s

 

I carry a Old Timer Model 1520T Sharpfinger that was my Dad's. 

 

I fish marshes & swamps the maybe 30-50 miles from civilization!

 

A Leatherman is a neat little tool to have but where I'm at ya gonna need "tools"!

 

I carry a small toolbox with screws drivers, Crescent Wrench, Channellock®, a pair of #9 Klien's, duct tape, various size Zip ties, Zip Tie Gun, roll of stainless steel wire, fuses, trolling motor shear pin, & probably some I'm forgetting.

 

 

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Catt, I have an old Sharpfinger too. Mine has a gut hook on the blade. Great old knife

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I always have a Spyderco Salt clipped to my pocket and one clipped to my PFD if kayak fishing. Other than that I have one of those zing cutters clipped to my PVD and some Rapala pliers.

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1 hour ago, Catt said:

Had nail clippers around our neck since the 70s

 

I carry a Old Timer Model 1520T Sharpfinger that was my Dad's. 

 

I fish marshes & swamps the maybe 30-50 miles from civilization!

 

A Leatherman is a neat little tool to have but where I'm at ya gonna need "tools"!

 

I carry a small toolbox with screws drivers, Crescent Wrench, Channellock®, a pair of #9 Klien's, duct tape, various size Zip ties, Zip Tie Gun, roll of stainless steel wire, fuses, trolling motor shear pin, & probably some I'm forgetting.

 

 

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Catt, us Missouri boys like your knife!😁

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   Gerber's version of the Leatherman, a nail clippers ..... and a side cutter for use as a hook cutter, just in case    jj

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All I carry is a pair of pliers that double as line cutters.

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I keep several tools in my tackle box including a small multi tool, pocket knife,  small scissors, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, and split ring pliers. There’s also a cheep fixed blade knife in the boat glove box just in case I need something to cut rope or anything nasty. 

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I fish from the bank and in a kayak so I don't carry much.

     1. Rapala pliers

     2. Kershaw Pico(decent knife, also cheap if I lose it)

     3. Boomerang line snips

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Buck Splizzors are the single greatest tool I have ever came across in fishing. I highly recommend them and they are well worth the money.

 

 

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Carry a small tool box in the boat with everything needed to work on batteries, spark plugs, fuses, a few knives, Crescent wrenches, channel lock pliers, multi screw drives set,  duct tape , WD-40, BreakFree, compound side cutters, etc, etc. 3 clippers for line, 1 for the passenger, driver and front pedestal plus needle nose pliers for removing hooks and hook hones.

I use a fillet knife to split worm trials and trim pork rind with a small cutting board.

I like Boomerang clippers with the retractable cord.

Tom

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I carry pliers, line cutters, wire cutters for hooks, folding Buck knife, set of screwdrivers, set of wrenches, and some forceps.  I used everything listed at least one time last year. 

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When fly fishing, I wear a Olsen Hagar needle driver (hemostats with cutting blades) on a lanyard and pocket knife.

 

When conventional fishing I carry a Boomerang tool, aluminum pliers with cutter, pocket knife.

 

I keep a rope cutting tool on my life jacket, a compass and a light.

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boomerang snips are awesome

knipex cutter is a must for anyone that also fishes musky and pike with thick treble hooks

extra long nose pliers and forceps

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Hook cutters you can operate easily with your weak hand. 

These 8 inch mini-bolt cutters are very good, won't break the bank and could save the day.

A-Jay

 

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I have a Case medium stockman pocket knife. Also keep a small multi tool, needle nose pliers, nail clippers, small pair of scissors, and a pair of Klein dikes for cutting hooks in the tackle box.

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I use a Gerber Centerdrive multi-tool.  Its knife blade is on the outside of the tool and the pliers open one handed.  It's made here in the states like many of Gerber's more expensive multi-tools.

 

I also keep a pair of Manley pliers and stainless forceps on retractable keepers on my kayak.

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I carry:

- Boomerang tool

- nailcutters

- pliers

- Spyderco Delica 

- Spyderco Salt (serrated edge)

- headlamp

- flashlight

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14 minutes ago, Revival said:

I carry:

- Boomerang tool

- nailcutters

- pliers

- Spyderco Delica 

- Spyderco Salt (serrated edge)

- headlamp

- flashlight

One of the carpenters on our crew loves the Spyderco knives. I've never had one, but they seem really nice. One hand opening too.

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