Saltwater proof forceps
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Saltwater proof forceps

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fly Fishing Forum' started by Billy_Ray, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Billy_Ray

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    Hi all, I’m after some forceps that won’t rust in the salt as the last two pairs I’ve had we’re useless pretty quickly. Any recommendations welcome
     
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    I have a pair of palms from lure heaven. One year on they still look new
     
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    Stainless steel ones.
     
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  4. The Third Earl

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    Not all stainless is corrision resistant . Marine stainless is , but I am pretty sure that you dont get forceps made of marine stainless.

    I have a pair of Forceps that have been used on my boat trips for probably fifteen years, they are medical, heavy duty if you like, they have not rusted because after every trip I wash them off in hot soapy water, along with my carbon steel filleting knife, dry them and oil them up. All it takes is a bit of looking after your gear and it will look after you.
    I also use them on the beach, so they probably get more used and abused than any forceps for use in a lure / fly fishing situation.

    Dave
     
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    Soak them in vinegar and they will loosen up !
     
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    Ive had a couple of pairs of modern "stainless" ones that arent:veryconfused:
     
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