If you're angling in salt water, consider using the black oxidized or prism finished clamps which provide an extra layer of protection. For clamp longevity in salt water, rinse your clamps in fresh water and apply a little oil.
Match the clamp to the size of the flies you're using. Generally, the shorter the clamp the smaller and lighter the jaws, and the longer the clamp the larger and heavier the jaws. A 4-inch clamp will struggle crushing a barb on a #4 streamer and a 6-inch clamp will be too large for removing a #22 midge cluster from a fish.
All clamps are made from 410 Japanese stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of 42.
Dr. Slick Scissor Clamps: The most versatile series we make and able to handle all streamside tasks. Serrated scissor for cutting tippet/leader material, trimming flies or performing streamside surgery, no joke..we have dozens of stories (and unfortunately some photos) from angling MD’s and non-doctors who have used these clamps to sew up lacerated anglers or remove hooks from every imaginable place on the human body. We also added a straight edge screwdriver for streamside reel and boat repair or in my case re-attaching a license plate. This is the closest item we make to a multi-tool.
- Half Smooth and Half Cross Hatch Jaw Structure
- Pin-In Shank
- Gold Loops or All Black
- Straight or Curved
- 4", 5.5", or 6.5" Sizes
Q: What is your return policy?
A: Returns or exchanges can be made up to 30 days after the purchase date. We will take the item back as long as it is new, with all the tags and original packaging (if applicable). Click here to see all the details.
Q: When will my order ship?
A: Most items ship on the same day if placed by 3:30 pm MT Monday-Friday.Click here for more shipping info.
Q: How quickly will I receive my order?
A: We always strive to deliver as fast as we can. With that said, it depends on your location, the item(s) purchased, and the selected shipping method. If you choose our Free Standard Shipping you can expect a window of 3-8 business days. If you choose a paid expedited shipping method, refer to our shipping page for a better estimate.
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Fresh or salt...the best!
Posted by David A. Rutledge on Sep 21st 2016
I've used these scissor/clamp pliers to do it all. Trimming line, crimping on split shot, and especially removing hooks. I prefer the longer length that lets me get to a deeply set hook without inserting my fingers in a fishes jaw. Im impressed with the quality & durability of these pliers. From South Padre Island, Texas to the Kenai River in Alaska Dr. Slick is within my reach.