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.
PRISMWe have coated three popular sized clamps with a Titanium Nitride finish. The coating creates a harder surface and thus adds more protection against salt water. The finish is a unique and fantastic swirl of red, green, blue and orange. No two finishes are ever the same.
Twisted Loop Clamp: A truly groundbreaking series of clamps. By offsetting one loop and installing a gap between the loops, we have created a more ergonomic clamp with better control, dexterity and crushing power. These clamps can easily handle all streamside tasks. FYI, your thumb goes in the standard loop.
- Gold Loops or Prism Finish
- Straight Jaw
- Pin-in Shank
- Half Smooth, Half Striated, Half Cross Hatch, or Smooth Options
- 4", 5", 5.5", or 6" sizes