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hey does anyone have any good recommendations for a set of pliers for those treble hooks or any other kinds of hooks. ?

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For what ?

Removing hooks ?

Opening split rings to replace hooks ?

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I use a standard set of needle nose pliers, preferably with a long nose (for getting deep down inside) I recommend the ones with rubber handles for better grip.

No need to spend a ton of $$$ cheap ones will do just fine. That way you can still feed the monkey.

memo

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I would get the X-Tools pliers because they float if u happen to kick them off the boat. Also they are very good quality.

X-Tools pliers are the biggest pieces of junk on the market.  The worst thing about them is the floating.  Tried to throw them in three times, never could get rid of them.

Worst purchase I've made in the last three years.

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I would get the X-Tools pliers because they float if u happen to kick them off the boat. Also they are very good quality.

X-Tools pliers are the biggest pieces of junk on the market. The worst thing about them is the floating. Tried to throw them in three times, never could get rid of them.

Worst purchase I've made in the last three years.

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I bought a pair of these last year, and I gotta say, they are hands down the nicest I've used.

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I suggest nothing too expensive if you drop them in the lake every few months like I do mine.  I'm on my third pair of Cobalt Needlenose (Lowes I think?) and love them.  They seem to be better than Craftsman.  

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I would get the X-Tools pliers because they float if u happen to kick them off the boat. Also they are very good quality.
Worst purchase I've made in the last three years.

Wrong thread Burley... that belongs in this thread http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1233195366   ;D

The rapala ones are great.  I own the ones with the Carbide(SP) cutters to cut braid.  So far they are perfect for what I want them for.  They are reasonably priced as well

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I don't go overboard on pliers. I use a Rapala, only because in came with a belt sheath, for freshwater works fine.  For saltwater I have a pair of Hurricane Stainless for about 10 bucks that have worked flawless for 3 years and no rust, an occaisonal shot of PB blaster keeps them smooth.  As far as cutting braid, which pretty much all I use, I burn it, which is better than cutting because a knot is less likely to pull thru.

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Leatherman Multi-Tool. I always have it on my belt. That way you have pliers and a multitude of other useful tools at your disposal.

Falcon

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Boy, do I feel like a cheapskate. While at a car show in Carlisle, Pa a couple years ago I was just browsing around one of the tool venders and they had little needle nose pliers with the spring between the handles for $1.00 I bought about 15 of them and haven't looked back. I like the small size because when bank fishing I stick them in my back pocket. The little spring is really nice too. Add to that the fact that if I lose a pair I'm out a whole dollar. :)

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I bought a pair of the 6 1/2 inch Rapala pliers last year - great pliers until the plastic spring in the middle broke. I emailed Rapala but no response so far. Now in the market for a new pair. Carefully reviewing this thead.

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If you are careful stay with one of the better ones with good cutters.

If you're like me and drop or kick them overboard or see them fly past you after you hit a wave on plane, got to Menards Bargain Bin and get 2 or 3 cheaper ones. Keep one in your tackle box/bag just to be safe.

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I have a problem with dropping my pliers in the water, thats why I got some x-tools pliers. They are junk. The blade has gotten so dull from cutting braid that it won't even cut mono or floro any more. The only good part is that they float. My favorite pliers so far are the rapalas I had. No slop in the handle, felt sturdy, never rusted, it could tune crankbaits, remove split rings and cut line like no tomorrow. I gotta attach a string to my pliers so I don't lose them anymore!

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Don't buy the Mustad "Heavy Duty Forceps". I bought a set, put them in the outer pocket of my tackle bag, went fishing the next morning, and when I got home I found them broken. I hadn't even used them!

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Leatherman Multi-Tool. I always have it on my belt. That way you have pliers and a multitude of other useful tools at your disposal.

Falcon

That's my take on it, too. Except mine's a Gerber.

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