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Old 01-05-2020, 05:38 PM
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Need to retire my old fishing pliers. Looking for a recommendation on a new pair. 100% saltwater use. Primarily offshore. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.
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Sub'd. I want to see if there are any recommendations besides Danco Premios or Van Staals. I'm considering the Dancos myself.
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Originally Posted by GP100 View Post
Sub'd. I want to see if there are any recommendations besides Danco Premios or Van Staals. I'm considering the Dancos myself.
never heard of Danco. Those premios look awesome. Thanks for the info. 1/2 the price of the VS too.
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Originally Posted by Stripedo View Post
never heard of Danco. Those premios look awesome. Thanks for the info. 1/2 the price of the VS too.
yeah, I'm watching other threads on other sites about pliers. Consensus is the Dancos are just as good as VS for half the price. Some people just need to spend the extra $$ for the name though. The Dancos aren't exactly budget pliers either, but they should last a long time. I'm sure the cutters will need to be replaced though at some point.
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Manley’s is what you want. Can’t beat the price and how long they will last in a salt water environment and offshore abuse. They may not looks as nice as the VS, but they they do the job better for sure in my opinion.
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Manley, for $39.00.

I have been really happy with mine, had them for maybe 6 months.

They look ass eaten rusty, but they function just fine; I don't reckon they have any kind of cool coating or finish.

Having read they are prone to corrosion, I heated mine lightly with a heat gun and sprayed the action with T-9, which I think has helped to some degree.

Anyhoo, I like mine and will be buying them again if I drop these in the drink. Good luck with your search and tell us what you decided on.

Cheers, T.
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Manley here too....no complaints yet
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:37 PM
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Donnmar Pliers, not cheap, but worth every penny. I have a light-duty pair (20+years old) and an offshore pair (around 13 years old). I rinse them off in the saltwater in the fall and they are ready to go in the spring. I have been a guide for almost 30 years and they get a lot of use.
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I've used the accurate piranhas for years now, been using the same pair now for 6 years and all I do is saltwater fish, havent had to change the blades yet and I cut rigging wire all the time and they still cut braid also.
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My brother has a pair of Dommar that I busted his balls about when he first bought them a couple decades ago and they look like the day he bought them. He has the stainless.
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Manley.
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Danco Premio.
Old 01-06-2020, 11:41 AM
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Another vote for Danco, have not bought the Premio but own a couple pairs of the Scarface Stainless and they have been the best $30 pliers I've owned. Aluminum pliers bend to easily IMO.
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Originally Posted by GP100 View Post
Consensus is the Dancos are just as good as VS for half the price. .

Consensus? Ummm no. The Dancos are nice but have been available for about a year. The VS pliers have been available for about 15 years.

They need a bit more time in the field before any type of "consensus" occurs.
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I used Manley pliers for 20 years. They are great. I bit the bullet and bought the 7" VS last year and am very pleased with them. A buddy of mine ordered the Danco Premio and after we compared the two side by side he ended up ordering a set of 7" VS. If you are going to use them I would get the VS.
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I use Manley pliers and mono cutters on the rigging bench, and even have a plier/knife combo that I have used a little, but my go-to fishing pliers on my waist are Van Stall 7". Never been disappointed in them and the case is good quality. Titanium is really the way to go.
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Originally Posted by Cpalms View Post
Consensus? Ummm no. The Dancos are nice but have been available for about a year. The VS pliers have been available for about 15 years.

They need a bit more time in the field before any type of "consensus" occurs.
Like I said, I don't own either, I'm just repeating what I've read elsewhere. I do know someone who killed a pair of VS and has nothing good to say about them, but I'm sure he's in the minority.
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donmar or accurate -take you pick
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Donnmar Stainless I like the CP950's with the bipass throat cutter. Not inexpensive but will last the test of time.

Here's a link to take a look.
https://www.pelagicoutfitters.com/ca...oducts_id=3695

Coupon Code THT10 at checkout will save you 10% as well...

Tight Lines!
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I actually like carrying a Leatherman style multi tool. Specifically the Skeletool. It has a knife, a bottle open, and a pair of pliers, and it's stainless. If you're thrifty you can find them on sale for 30 or 40 bucks. The bottle opener doubles as a carribiner so I keep it clipped to my belt loop. I love it.

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