Split Ring Opener
A split ring opener on your pliers helps to replace hooks if they get worn out or broken on your crankbaits and jerkbaits. The key to using the split ring pliers is to place the tooth of the pliers inside the two rings of your split ring. Then crimp down on the ring, and it will open up for you. Next, slide your hooks around the ring until they come off, and then leave your split ring open to add your new hook. Check out the illustrations below of how the Kraken Bass pliers will open up a split ring for you.
Fishing pliers that will cut line will save your teeth and your frustration especially when you use braided line. The Kraken Bass fishing pliers have a side mounted line cutter designed for braided line, flourocarbon, and monofilimant. Traditional needle nose pliers have a line cutter in the base of the jaws, but it usually ends up getting damaged from use. Those traditional placed cutters will often not be able to cut through the small fibers in braided line. Especially, after a lot of use. Instead of having another pair of scissors on board just use a pair of these pliers to keep things simpler to be able to cut braided fishing line.
Open Jaw Design
Most pliers need to be manually opened and maneuvered with your fingers. Several times I’ve had hooks so deep in a fishes mouth, I couldn’t maneuver the pliers with my hands to reach around the hook. The open jaw design of the Kraken Bass fishing pliers enables you to get down in the mouth with the pliers open, so you can grab onto those deep hooks. This design feature is a must for good fish handling.