A crushing beast and generally handy tool. This plier is designed to handle hook barbs in fresh and saltwater as well as a myriad of other tasks. Smooth jaws and spring-loaded open/close make them super easy to use. I keep one on the belt of my waders and another on my tying bench. Easily handles most streamside tasks and not just for fly anglers, this tool is very popular with walleye and bass fishermen for hook removal.