Fishing Pliers

One of the universal tools used while you’re fishing are fishing pliers. Most likely, you are going to need a pair no matter what kind of fishing you’re doing because pliers make it much easier to unhook a fish and by using them, you avoid injury by trying to use your hands. You can use these fishing pliers to tighten hooks, cut fishing lines, flatten hook barbs and grab lines. Fishing pliers can also come in handy if you run into an emergency situation like if you were to hook yourself or someone else in your party. Because of these reasons, it is really important to be able to have some fishing pliers on your and to know how to use them. Like many of the tools you are going to use while angling, fishing pliers require you to keep up with the maintenance so they are in top condition when they are needed.

Using fishing pliers are also a great way to make sure you aren’t going to hurt the fish. Many fisherman use the catch and release method for fishing to make sure that their local spots have plenty of fish. In our opinion, it is one of the purest forms of fishing because it allows you the chance to test your fishing skills while letting the fish live to be caught another day.

That said, there are many fishing pliers out there for purchase and some are made better than others. This is why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best fishing pliers of the year. These are all highly rated and well-reviewed so we hope by sharing them, you’ll feel better about buying your own pair.

Booms Fishing X1 Aluminum Fishing Pliers

The Booms Fishing X1 Aluminum Fishing Pliers is one of the top pairs of fishing pliers of the year. These are multifunctional tools that are loved by most that have tried it. This pair of pliers is corrosion resistant and made of aluminum. The anodized aluminum build makes them perfect for both freshwater and saltwater. They feature a braided line cutter and inset stainless steel jaws that are coated with carbon, giving these pliers durability and unbelievable strength. They also come with a nice holster, lanyard and a spring loaded handle which means these are really easy to pull out, open up and use for whatever task you need.


– Hook remover with serrated jaws and a long nose for getting a grip
– Split ring opener so you can change the hook and lure with ease
– Braid line cutter made of steel, allowing you to make a clean cut
– Rig split shot offering powerful jaws for reliable rigging

Wolfyok Aluminum Fishing Pliers

The Wolfyok Aluminum Fishing Pliers are another pair of fishing pliers that rock. These pliers are crafted form airplane grade aluminum material making it great for resisting saltwater damage. These pliers only weight 0.218 lbs and they have a built in lock for safety. It has a split ring opener built in that is titanium coated. The coating makes these pliers much more durable, making it much easier to remove hooks or bate. The fishing line cuter is extremely sharp and made of tungsten carbide. We were impressed with the cutting power of these pliers when faced with some of the toughest braided lines, heavy mono leader and fly lines. The titanium coated stainless steel jaws can also be used to crimp sleeves and leads.


– Comes with Wolfyok fishing pliers, nylon sheath, wire coiled lanyard and a lock
– Split ring opener allows the easy removal of hooks or lures
– Very sharp tungsten carbide fishing line cutters

Piscifun Aluminum Fishing Pliers

The Piscifun Aluminum Fishing Pliers allows you to easily and safely remove hooks with the durable and powerful titanium coated stainless steel jaws with anti-corrosive characteristics. The line cutter works like a hot knife through butter and it comes with a sheath and retractable coil lanyard making this safe and convenient to use. The fully rust proof air craft grade aluminum build mean these pliers are built to last. These are perfect for both saltwater and freshwater. These lightweight pliers are made to fit in your hand comfortable. That said, you’ll see why it is so hard to let go of these pliers.


– Quickly split rings
– Easily crimp sleeves and leads
– Durable and not easy to bend
– Stylish and fashionable design
– Can also be used as a fish gripper
– Perfect ergonomic design makes these comfortable to hold

PLUSINNO Fishing Pliers

The PLUSINNO Fishing Pliers come in at around $20 and will end up being one of your best friends on the fishing trip. These pliers offer a plethora of ways to use them and come with a Tungsten Carbide fishing line cutter, titanium coated stainless steel hook remover and a split ring. The material fights corrosion and they are made of 430 stainless steel material and coated with Titanium. You won’t even notice these pliers sitting on your hip because they are so lightweight and when you pull them out, you’ll see how good they feel in your hand. The water is your oyster when you have these.


– Made of Tungsten carbide
– Silicone anti-skid handle makes these comfortable to the touch
– Lightweight and tough
– Allows you to split rings, remove hooks, press and crimp leads and cut lines

KastKing Cutthroat 7” Fishing Pliers

One of our top choices of the season are the KastKing Cutthroat 7” Fishing Pliers. They are made of stainless steel that is corrosion resistant as well as being coated with tough Teflon for additional protection. These are made to perform in the harshest of environments. The extremely hard tungsten carbide cutters will cut through fluorocarbon, mono or braid very easily. The side mounted anvil cutters all you to remove the tag end as close to the knot as possible. These multi-function pliers come with a lanyard and a nice sheath to carry the pliers in. If you don’t already have a pair, consider these.


– 7” pliers with split ring nose
– Allows you to crimp a split shot weight
– Slice through fishing line with no problems
– Anti-corrosive and durable

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