Freshwater pliers (olive)
Saltwater pliers (ocean blue)
Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 19 reviews
19 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Over the top Quality -
By: joeywaters from Orlando, Florida
I purchased the freshwater model, the quality is unbelievable. These pliers will last a lifetime. Orvis was awesome to deal with, as always.
Great product! -
By: Carter96281 from Vernon, CT
I recently purchased the freshwater version. Only been on the river's once with them. They fit nicely into my forceps pocket on my Ovis sling pack. Very light weight, fits nicely in my hands. Had a Brown Trout engulf a streamer and was easily able to pull the hook with no damage to the fish. On the expensive side but considering how much you use these on an outing and the lifetime of the pliers worth spending the money rather than replacing old ones often.
Great Pliers -
By: BKC1040 from McKinney, TX
I purchased the saltwater pliers and they are great! They are light, easy to handle and fit my hand well. The only negative is the size of the belt loop in back, it needs to be bigger. Except for that they work very well.
Pricey but worth it -
By: HookedMarlin from New Jersey
Top 500 Contributor
I have owned these pliers for 6 months. They are really useless pliers, i.e. they cut well and pop hooks well. They are heavy, which attests to their quality. The sheath is nice but he loop on the back would be better if it were larger. I popped many hooks that were swallowed deep in the fish with ease, saving both the fly as well as the fish. Appear to be completely rust proof. Although pricey, could very easily last a lifetime.
Top of the Line -
By: Castaway from North Ga
Top 50 Contributor
Ok to be honest if you are looking for the top of the line pliers you can not go wrong with this set. They come with so many more extras than other companies it was hard not to go with Orvis. The sheath, the extra parts (because in the field things break), and the security cord make this an awesome set of pliers. I do wish Orvis would make these a 1/2 inch longer/bigger. But again these pliers aren't for everyone- if you want to pass these down to your kids then this is the pair for you.
Good Pliers BUT.... -
By: Monk206 from Washington
Out of the box the pliers were everything I was looking for; light weight, came with a lanyard and belt sheath and if I was only rating the pliers it would be 5 stars. However, the first thing I found out was that the belt loop on the sheath was too small to allow my wading belt through. The buckles on the belt are sewn in so I couldn't take the belt apart. It is an easy thing to fix, buy a new belt, the thing is I shouldn't have to. Before I would recommend this to a friend I would caution them about the belt loop.
Better than expected -
The quality of the tool is impressive and better than expected. Very efficient easy to grip and handle.
Best saltwater pliers. -
By: Rigs from Northampton
Top 1000 Contributor
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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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