I can confidently say that the Westin Double Jointed Unhooking Pliers are one of the best purchases I’ve made in 2022. Now, I didn’t necessarily plan on upgrading my pliers, but let’s just say that my previous pair met an untimely demise (no, I didn’t drop them overboard – my fishing buddy might have been a little too enthusiastic with the net).

Anyway, I decided it was time to invest in something a little sturdier and more reliable. And boy, am I glad I did. These pliers have proven to be a game changer, especially when it comes to those pesky pike that seem to always swallow the hook a little too deeply for comfort. They’re strong, stable, and transfer force effectively. It’s a shame I didn’t make the switch sooner, but better late than never, right?