I would like to respond to the question about reliable fishing pliers. First, let me give you my experience with the subject. I have been a hunting and fishing guide for over thirty years, and for the last nine I’ve been a fishing guide for salmon in Alaska. While I have tried many types and brands of fishing pliers over the years, I have yet to find a pair that I would be excited about. However, there is one pair/brand I would not recommend, and that is Mustad fishing pliers. This summer while king salmon fishing I had a pair break (see attached photo) while removing a hook from a king salmon. I tried twice to email the company through emails provided on their website to which I received no response. I went to their Facebook page and again sent a message and again had no response. So to say their customer service was less then good is an understatement. Needless to say they will be the last Mustad product I will purchase. Sorry that I do not have a recommendation for a quality pair of fishing pliers. If I come across a pair that I find to be great, I will let you know. Thanks – M.Y.