Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by joelocalguy, Mar 25, 2016.
Same here. Craftsman + Corrosion X = $15.00 + $10.00 = FOREVER
I bought these to work my heavy line. I pull back on the tag end of a three turn and barrel the knot without cinching to the hook ring. Channellock Linemans pliers. Really works great on 60 and above...
I agree with Christopher, it's personal choice as well as everyone else. I didn't know Sears, etc had a life time on their dykes, good to know.
I had cheep dykes from Orchard Supply (OSH) for many years, didn't think of coating them except with WD 40, which I do after every trip. I would sharpen them as best I could, they lasted over 12 years and I recently trashed them and got new ones at OSH.
I like the Boomerrang [pic below], it is very inexpensive and does cut Spectra. However too many mono cuts and the blade does dull. But for the price just get another one.
I have a X-Acto knife in my box for Spectra and have kept razor blades as well.
To remove hook, I have a pair of duck bill's but usually the crew is quick on the draw and I have never had to use them.
So you can spend a lot of money or a few buck. Your choice.
Channel Lock Duckbills and Dykes,
I've had the accurate pliers, the cutters fall off or won't cut after a while. I've had the other ones like the Pline pliers and they will eventually fail too.
$300 pliers! For 5 bucks I would have sold you a magnifying glass to make your dick look bigger! Lol
Thanks for all of your replies. After all this, I will probably go with the inexpensive route. One thing I will for sure pick up is a couple of sheaths. And also a lanyard. I have to keep it attached to me or I will set them down and then forget where I set them.
Oh, forgot. Fred Hall show used to have 1 dollar cutters and needle nose pliers. Those are soaked in Corrosion X and then loaned out to my friends. They last quite a while actually. I still keep them in my tackle box still.
Sounds like you've got it figured out Joe, maybe pick up an extra lanyard for your casting rod.
Sorry Joe, just couldn't help myself.
Agree on the boomerang spectra cutter, that's why I had Jed at Needle Crook add a grommet to my sheath.
All you'll need! Use the dykes to cut mono to increase the life of the boomerang.
These are on sale at Turners right now for 7 bucks.
What is the best spectra cutter?
"That guy's" spectra, when he hooks a 20lb BFT at the bow while he's feeding out line on the stern!
I got these from Basil...I also have those cheap $5 ones everybody sells....these cut spectra like butter.
A guy in Cabo turned me on to titanium pliers that you can find on Amazon. Titanium generally does not corrode. Mine are great cutting spectra.Look them up, there all different types. I paid $13.00.
Mine are Clauss
I just got a set of alumium Madbite mdpm-x11 for $19. Its a great pair of pliers and it has very soft grip. You won't have to worry about corrosion with the aluminum pliers and they are much lighter. I prefer the standard jaws and not the one for the split rings. On the split ring grips, they weaken the jaws with the cutout and I've seen them bent. Its basically the same pliers as the Adaro Jr.
IMO: the problem with scissors, is they don't stay sharp and get lost and expensive to replace. Other than the Boomerange I have used razor blades. I was listening to some you tube talk and X-acto knife came up. So I got one and some extra blades. Less than $7.00. I keep it in my box. These appear to be the sharpes blades other than a scapel. Ask you doc if he will save you a used scapel and just clean it off with hot water and alcohol. they stay very sharp.
PS. Basil sells quality stuff as well.
I like my little Swiss Army knife with serrated scissors. They cut spectra very well.
Be nice now. This is a respectable long range fishing forum and not a presidential candidates' debate
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