WHAT TO LOOK FOR
A good pair of fishing pliers can last a lifetime and provide a useful fishing tool for unhooking the fish, cutting fishing line or adjusting hooks, bait and lures. Some fishing pliers are made with comfortable ergonomic grips, built-in line cutters, hand lanyards and warranties. Some fishing pliers are made from metals that will not rust, which allows the saltwater fisherman to keep his pliers longer.
Many fishing pliers include sheathes to help protect the tools. To help your fishing pliers last longer, purchase a pair with a sheath or buy a sheath separately to help protect the pliers from saltwater corrosion and other elements. Look for a pair of pliers with a built-in line cutter, which can provide less hassle if you can't unhook the fish.