Get a grip on the unexpected. Swift power is on hand with the durable, hot-forged Magnipliers. The ergonomic trigger grip is offset to keep line of sight in tight places, while the finger choil offers maximum control. The thumb lock and ambidextrous tether points ensure safe stowage and transport while on the move.
As far as fishing gear goes, pliers aren’t new to the scene. The tool itself isn’t groundbreaking and it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that fishing pliers had peaked. Gerber looked at the tool with fresh eyes and realized that the greatest opportunity lied in the ergonomics – power and control could be optimized with simple adjustments to the design of the fishing pliers.
With Bearhand Control™, the Magniplier positively engages with your hand for a solid, confident grip. Bearhand Control™ is an ergonomic control system comprised of three design elements that translate the power of the hand into power you can utilize in the tool. First, the space between the handles is purposeful – it is optimized to engage where the hand is strongest for maximum force. Second, an oversized finger choil is integrated as another place to rest the forefinger providing added stability. Last, the nose of pliers is off axis for improved line of sight and control when removing the hook from a fish’s mouth.
The pliers are a hot-forged aluminum construction, allowing the metal to be manipulated into the ergonomic design as well as give the pliers unrivaled strength. The spring-loaded pliers lessen hand fatigue and are held in check by a plunge lock – meaning the tool won’t open unexpectedly when you’re on the move or catching fish. The nylon sheath includes a belt loop, d-ring, and coiled plier lanyard and can be tethered from multiple points.
The Magniplier’s jaw tips are purposely biased open. There is a tolerance range for the gap, ensuring that the cutters will close completely and function as intended when gripping an object. The maximum end of the tolerance range allows the user to close the tips completely by squeezing slightly harder after the cutters have made contact with one another. Even the smallest hooks are able to be de-barbed and manipulated, despite the designed-in air gap at the tips.
It doesn’t matter if you are hiking in, wading in a river, or bobbing in a kayak, the Magniplier is built for the adventure. If you’re looking for innovative fly fishing pliers, kayak fishing pliers, or bass fishing pliers, look no further. The Magniplier is the only set you’ll need.
Gerber tools are built to last a lifetime. To ensure optimal performance, rinse your tool with fresh water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Apply oil to hinges and moving parts on a regular basis.
Not all pliers are created equal, some are just overachievers. The Magnipliers are optimized for swift power with BearHand Control™, an ergonomic control system: optimized space between handles, off axis shape for line of sight, and a finger choil that mimics a trigger grip.
They look like great pliers but the pair I have fail in being useable pliers. The line cutters easily cut fluoro and mono, but aren’t that great cutting braid. The pliers have a nice feel to them but the pair that I have, the jaws don’t close completely. No matter how hard I squeeze on them, they won’t close. Not sure if it’s a manufacturing defect, or if they are just meant to work with very robust hooks. They definitely won’t grab trebles which is the only hooks I need pliers for. Lastly the locking mechanism isn’t exactly great.
First impressions was that the gap in the jaws was a huge design flaw. After unhooking twenty sea-trouts, I’m still wondering why the gap exists. The pliers works. However, they would work even better if you didn’t had to press that little extra to get a firm grip on the hook.
The plunge lock does not really fill any function. I have nylon sheet on the shoulder strap on my Simms backpack. When securing the plier in the sheet, there is no benefit of the plunge lock.
The carbide cutters works acceptable on braided line. After the cut, the line is a little flat that can make it hard to put the line through a line trough lure.
With that said I’m pleased with the plier, especially when considered the price on the competition.
However, there is a lot to improve for the 2.0.
Excellent pliers the ergonomics are fantastic. The grip makes it reel easy to take hooks out toothy fish with no problems. 2 star rating because after 1 season the jaws on pliers are rusted and the line snippers are dull. Look at Gerbe'rs website can not find replacement parts. Shame on them for having such great idea for pliers and not offer replacement parts for them
Absolutely great pliers. Lite weight so they dont feel awkward like mechanics pliers or a multitool. I dont believe they can rust either. The cutters on the side snip right through braid. Been fishing all my life. Gerber literally reinvented the wheel with these.... Now, the only down side.... I purchased these pliers on a trip out of state. Got pretty far from where I purchased before I realized there was no sheath or cord inside the box. Unfortunately the dealer cant/wont help out. Super bummed about it. May purchase another cheaper brand in the meantime since I'm a backpacker.
I'm ready to get these pliers instead of all the others. Just one detail bothers me. These pliers need to come with interchangeable tips for tackle management like split rings and other. That way one plier works as best suits the fisherman during fishing and in the shop doing tackle preparation. I don't want two pliers one with flat tips and one with split ring tips.
I purchased these a few weeks ago. I love the ergonomics of the pliers. They are extremely comfy to use one-handed on the water. I am impressed with the cutters...they cut through braid! The reason for the four star rating is that my plier tips do not close all the way when the plunge lock is secure.
Fantastic pliers. Ergonomics for gripping are great and seem to concentrate strength of grip when using them. Very impressed and rock solid built. Would give 5 stars if Gerber had a plan to sell original Gerber brand parts for replacing the plier jaws and replacing the snipping blades on the pliers. I have NO IDEA where to get replacements from.
Just had these pups out on the water and I'm a believer. Cutters rip through braid clean and the way the handles are set up is unreal. The trigger finger part is like no other. Great pliers Gerber. Walleye tested!
Handles are too wide to get past the jaws and retrieve hooks that are set deep in the throat. Not designed by fishermen.
The Magnipliers would be my go-to tool for every use on the kayak or when fishing. Strong, durable, ergonomic design with the sheath allowed me to quickly and efficiently grab the pliers to get my task done, whether it be snipping braid or mono, dehooking a fish, or bending back hooks. The design enabled your fingers to be used as a “break” to hinder the pliers from becoming too slippery to handle. Excellent design!
This is a light-weight product that is comfortable in the hands. Jaw tips are small enough to fit inside a bluegill’s mouth for hook removal and strong enough to deal with the bite force and chaotic nature of large offshore fish. The corrosion resistant materials along with the rotatability and exchangeability of the carbide cutters and jaw inserts ensures lifetime operation.
The Gerber Magnipliers are strong, durable, and designed by people who fish! These pliers are comfortable and easy to grab and operate with either hand.They have just the right offset that lets me see what I am working on.
Hands down the best pair of pliers that I've ever put my hands on I can personally vouch For that The design the feel And The durability Is what I look for Every aspect of these pliers Is on a whole nother level from anything else on the market. I am counting the days until I can get another pair in my hand.
Two specific features stand out to me on this Tool. The First, the pistol grip. It allows me to get a better grip on the Pliers. Fish tend to Thrash at the side of the boat as we are releasing them in the water. And because of the stronger grip, I no longer loose as many pairs to the Briny deep of the Pacific Ocean! The Second, the offset angle in which the pliers are set from the Grip. When releasing a 10' Sturgeon all the way on down to a 12" Trout...Being able to see what you are trying to grab is paramount! Instead of blindly feeling around with the end of the tool, I am able to direct the end of the pliers to the hook, and quickly remove it from the Fish! Both may seem like simple concepts...but now, they exist and are Functional!