Hydros Aluminum Pliers

Our aluminum fly-fishing pliers are ready to tackle any task on any water.


Crafted of rugged and super-lightweight T6061 aircraft aluminum stock with cutters made of AUS-8 stainless steel with a grooved pattern for the greatest durability and cutting power without the weight. Cuts Spectra™-based lines, mono, and wire easily, and they're corrosion resistant. The ergonomic grip fits the hand perfectly for a non-slip grip even with wet hands. In your choice of two popular sizes. Both handle the toughest cutting and hook-removing jobs. Ocean-blue pliers are 7½" long with stainless-steel cutters, rounded jaws. Olive freshwater pliers are 5½" long with stainless-steel cutters and needle-nose jaws. Sheath and coil lanyard included with purchase of the pliers. Each comes with replacement cutters, wrench, and screws in the package. Please note that when purchasing the sheath separately, the lanyard is not included.

Freshwater pliers (olive)
Saltwater pliers (ocean blue)


Overall: 5.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 12 reviews

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12 of 12 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Better than expected - 2/17/2014

    The quality of the tool is impressive and better than expected. Very efficient easy to grip and handle.

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    Best saltwater pliers. - 1/14/2014
    By: from Northampton

    What a great pair of pliers, light weight but very strong. Fit tightly in to pouch but even if you drop them as a very good lanyard attached. Should get many years use out of them, espially as you actually get a set of replacement blades and jaws with them. Most other pliers I've looked at you had to pay a great deal extra to get them.

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    Worth the Price - 12/27/2013
    By: from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
    Top 10 Contributor

    I know this is on the high side for price, but this tool is truly the best pliers I have used on the water. I have the fresh water version, and it is light, sharp, and strong. Highly recommend it.

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    Exceptional Quality! - 5/23/2013

    Lightweight yet easy to hadle in wet conditions.....

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    Unmatched Quality - 1/30/2013
    By: from Northborough, MA

    I've used a lot of pliers from other co's over the past 20 plus years and none can compare to my Orvis Hydros Pliers. They are light in weight, fit comfortably in the hand, have excellent cutters with tough jaws for hook removal and cinching down knots...the quality is superb! Included sheath and lanyard are top notch as well!

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    Nice Pliers - 1/4/2013
    By: from Berkley, Mi
    Top 100 Contributor

    I have not had a chance to put these to the test yet, but they seem to be very well made. They are lightweight, comfortable in the hand and the extra set of cutters are a nice feature.

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    Pliers Done Rright - 3/6/2012
    By: from Port Washington, NY
    Top 500 Contributor

    The hydros "freshwater" aluminum pliers don't disappoint! They are well engineered and perform the most delicate/toughest of tasks exceptionally well. I've used them on trout and bonefish with great results. The included case and tether are also well designed. A great buy!

Guide Testimonial

Professional Guide Testimonial for Hydros Aluminum Pliers

I have to give you four stars for your part in development of the Salt Water Pliers I have been trying out. They are incredible. The cutters are the best I have ever used. I have put away my scissors that I normally keep out for trimming fine leader and braided line because I can use the cutters on the pliers. I use these pliers for all my rigging and haven’t found anything that they don’t cut well, including hollow spectra that I use for backing on my big game reels. Spectra wore out one pair of scissors but not those cutters.

Not only the cutters, the pliers portions as well. I quickly grab with precision even the smallest fly out of the mouth of Striped bass and release the fish quickly back to the water. I never lose my grip with those pliers. I love the many holes in the handle to help when I am tightening the knots, just stick the hook in the hole, pull hard and test that knot. It’s great!

The finish is terrific, no rust after months of use, the lanyard is still in perfect condition despite some serious abuse and the holster is great. The belt loop is small, but my belt is small so it didn’t present a problem, besides, you already fixed that!

Great pliers at a great price, can’t top that!

Captain Russ Wilkinson
St. Michaels, MD

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  • Freshwater Pliers $149.00
  • Saltwater Pliers $169.00
  • Blade $19.95
  • Sheath $19.95
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