Runner-Up, Best Overall: PLUSINNO Stainless Steel Fishing Pliers
The PLUSINNO Stainless Steel Fishing Pliers are praised on Amazon for their quality construction and multipurpose use. Available in black only, they measure 7.5” in length and weigh 7.23 ounces. The jaws are made of stainless steel with a titanium coating for faultless corrosion resistance, while the needle nose shape keeps your fingers well away from the business end when removing hooks from toothy fish. Amazon reviewers particularly like the pliers’ side-mounted tungsten carbide line cutters, which slice through mono, braid, fly line, and backing line with zero effort.
The pliers also feature a crimping notch and a split ring tool, giving you everything you need to modify your tackle out on the water. The non-slip, spring-loaded handle is made of silicone and ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. You can keep the pliers close using the included belt sheath, or attach them to your fishing trolley, tackle box, or deck station using the retractable lanyard. The lanyard extends 40 inches and has a convenient carabiner clip. Your purchase is protected by a one-year warranty.