SALT WATERIf 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.
CLAMP SIZINGMatch 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.
METALAll 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