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What Multiplier Do You Use For Fishing?


What Multiplier Do You Use For Fishing?  

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I have used multipliers for years starting out with a Leatherman PST back in the late 80's. For my wedding, I bought my groomsmen Gerber Multipliers for their services and they still use them to this day. After a while, I have become a collector of multitools. I have amassed a collection of most of the retired Leathermans, several Gerber's, Buck, Stanley, and misc others that have caught my eye due to their construction.

While fishing, I carried the PST. Then the PST II came out with scissors and a diamond hook sharpener. Then the Wave with more goodies, but it was heavy, it became my EDC tool. I bought a Sideclip for fishing, it was minimal and had a pocket clip. But it lacked a file, and it became discontinued so its value increased. I carry a Blast everyday now, I like its rounded handles and its good selection of blades. I have a Skeletool in the fishing box and a Kick with a pocket clip on the vest.

I just purchased a new/used PST II for fishing with the diamond hook sharpener and plan to modify it with a pocket clip for fishing.

Sitting around bored tonight and was wondering what everyone else used for pliers while fishing.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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I've had my Gerbers for about 15 years now and wouldn't have any other. I also have a Leathermen, but I don't have patience to break one in. My Gerbers are a one hand operation from the pouch to the hook and have been since day one.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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I carry a Leatherman I have had since the 90's, but it is hardly ever used. Just don't use one that often, but do carry one in case I might need it.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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Interesting thought about the break in period and the Leatherman's. The old tools did require a lot of action to make them smooth as silk like a butterfly knife. But then they changed the design with the current production tools that roughed up the jaw mechanism and you really can't break them in. The pliers are sticky even after some dremel work. But the new blades lock.

The Gerber design always pinched my fingers when closing them down close like on a hook to debarb them. The butterfly design leaves a wider gap between the grips.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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I have several pairs of the Gerbers, use them quite a bit.

Lost the pair that was the extreme needle nose marketed for fishing

pliers. It was being used by my uncle and my son cleaning a

bunch of white

bass on a dock, it was clamped down on it's jaw when the

carcass got tossed into the water. oops

Jeremy Dodson

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I must have 10 pairs of them, every last one of them were cheap or free. They're nice to have around but I can't keep a nice pair, always breaking or losing them. I treat 'em like sunglasses, buy cheap and stack deep.

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I've had a couple given to me but I never used them. Pitched one in my glove box a couple years ago -- I suppose it's still there. Nippers and hemo's when I fly fish. Pliers, scissors and pocket knife in my tackle box.

John

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