Dr. Slick fly fishing tools, created by a fly fishing surgeon, have become the standard for quality and function. The Dr. Slick 5 inch Smooth Jaw fishing pliers certainly uphold the tradition of quality fly fishing equipment for the serious angler. These sturdy fishing pliers are much stronger than forceps for crimping barbs on the heavier hooks of large saltwater or salmon fishing flies. Smooth Jaws also allow you to remove the hook from fish without worrying about damaging the fly with the teeth on most other pliers. The solid construction also ensures that these pliers will accompany you on many fishing trips to come.