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Leave your gloves on.
Great for winter fishing and snowy spring days, the Umpqua River Grip 5.5in Ultra Scissor Clamp has a design that allows it to be used with gloves on, so you don't freeze your fingers off just trying to put some split shot on your line.
- 5.5in length
- Item #UMP001O
- Q & A
Fly Removing for fat fingers
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you've got fat fingers that don't normally fit in pliers/hemostats these are the ticket. I am not particularly dexterous, and have fat fingers and hands that just get stuck using hemos with finger holes. I have used these for a few years now and they work amazingly well at removing tiny midges to big ol' salmon flies.
Not a fan
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these because they were the only ones that included a scissor as well as a clamp. It turns out that the design without the fingerholds is quite difficult to use. Once the pliers are clamped shut it's really difficult to get them open again, which is not ideal when trying to unhook a floppy fish. In addition, I found that the scissors didn't work all that well, which pretty much defeated the purpose of getting these in the first place.
Did Umpqua copy Rising's tools, or did Umpqua license the exact technology and style? These look super similar to the below.