Dr. Slick fly fishing tools have become the standard for quality and function. The Dr. Slick Release Clamp, with the functional Hook Release tool certainly upholds the Dr. Slick tradition. The Release Clamp is the perfect tool for reaching deeply set hooks with ample gripping power. The jaws are half smooth to protect the fly and half striated 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. This Release Clamp comes equipped with a slightly larger release tool to fit around larger flies like streamers and buggers without damaging them. The Release Clamp 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.