Dr. Slick fly fishing tools have become the standard for quality and function. The Dr. Slick 5 Â½ inch Mitten Clamp, With Hook Release tool certainly uphold the Dr. Slick tradition. These handy and easy to use pliers function without the need for finger holes. You will be able to operate them with mittens, gloves, and at any other time easily and without the fumbling required to get your fingers into the loops as you try to quickly remove the hook, get the fish back safely into the water, and get back to fishing. The 5 Â½ inch Mitten Clamp is the perfect length for reaching deeply set hooks and still providing ample gripping power The jaws are half smooth to protect the fly and half toothed for a good grip. However, you may not ever have to open them up because the functional hook release tool slides down the leader to easily dislodge and capture your fly, allowing you to get the fish back to the water safely and to get back to fishing. The Mitten Clamp fly fishing pliers are also sturdy enough to far outlast the standard forceps that seem to bend and need frequent replacement. Because they are Dr. Slicks, you will be able to use these fishing forceps on countless fishing trips for years to come.