Abel Pliers feature powerful steel jaws and curled lanyard that stretches about 3 feet.
Secure your pliers to your belt or wading shorts with an optional hand-tooled Latigo leather carrying sheath; and be sure to see our pliers/knife combo. Abel Pliers come with a curled safety lanyard that may be secured to your belt or its own Latigo leather sheath. The curled lanyard will stretch approximately three feet. Unless you’re fishing almost every day, it is unlikely our tool steel jaws will ever wear out. If it becomes necessary, Abel will replace them and correctly align the pliers’ jaws at the factory for $20 plus shipping. Abel precision-machined two sizes of these remarkable lightweight aluminum pliers with tool steel cutting blades:
Abel Model #4 Pliers at 6.5 inches and just 4.1 ounces are for fresh and saltwater fly-fishing. They’ll remove a hook, cut 250-pound braided wire or any size monofilament line made. These pliers are a necessity when rigging saltwater leaders and are designed for this task. With built-in bottle opener!Abel Model #2 Pliers at just 5.5 inches in length and 2.9 ounces are designed for all freshwater, light saltwater, bass angling, and fly-fishing use, capable of bending down the barb on a dry fly or cutting 175-pound braided wire.BUILT TO LAST:
In Abel's original notarized tests, they made 1,000+ cuts of 80-pound test Monel wire and 100 cuts of 250-pound Nylon-coated braided wire. After that, they still cut 7X mono.