The Cultiva split ring pliers make it much easier to remove barbed treble hooks and replace them with single barbless hooks.
The opposing "teeth" on the Cultiva Split Ring Pliers make it easy to open a split ring and hold it securely. Also, the jaws on the Cultiva Split Ring pliers are rounded, which gives you much more room to maneuver the hook eye into the gap between the two parts of the split ring.
Cultiva Split Ring Pliers do cost more than the cheap ones, but from the standpoint of saving time and preventing frustration, they are definitely worth it.
The Cultiva Split Ring Pliers are for split rings ranging from size 1 to size 9. Although the package clearly states size 1 to size 9, they will also work on the size 00 split rings. It is a tight fit, and the Daiwa split ring pliers would be a better choice, but you can use them for the 00 rings.
The Daiwa Split Ring Pliers - Small really are small! They are only about 2 1/2" long, but it turns out that is not too small. They work just fine and are not at all hard to use. The best thing about them is that you can use them on the smallest split rings. They are designed to be used with split rings ranging from size 00 to size 2.
The split rings that are used on the Daiwa Vega spoons are about as small as I've seen. The small Diawa Split Ring Pliers will open them easily.
Domestic shipping is by USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered along with a rod). The $4 charge will be added to your order automatically.
Please note: All packages are shipped via USPS. If you have a PO Box, please list ONLY the PO Box in your address, not the PO Box and your street address.
If you live in an apartment, please put the apartment number on the same line in the order form as the your street address, for example
123 Main St Apt 4
Yourtown, XX 12345
International shipping is by USPS First Class Mail Intenational (unless the entire order is over $400 or the order requires a box longer than 24". The shipping charge depends on the destination and the weight, length and value of the package.
International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes is the responsibility of the buyer.
The hooks are sharp.
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