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« on: Feb 18, 2013, 08:20 PM »
 Would these forceps work good for pike? I don't have a picture but they are 5.5" inches long with a bent nose.

Offline lightningz

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Re: Forceps
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2013, 10:06 PM »
It would all depend on the size Pike you're catching. I wouldn't use anything that small unless you use a pair of jaw spreaders. We use Octopus hooks and they are almost always hooked in the jaw so my 7" Forceps work perfectly if needed.

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Re: Forceps
« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2013, 04:47 AM »
I have a bent  long nose that's about 12". I have never had to stick the whole thing in but it is nice to know if you had to go deeper you could.


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Re: Forceps
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2013, 09:21 PM »
I have all different sizes and kinds of forceps, but for big toothy critters like northern and musky I much prefer my bent tip long handled needle nose pliers.  Super easy to get the hooks out and keep the digits well away from the pointy ends.  I just use cheap Harbor Freight pliers, so they're cheap to replace if they go for a swim.


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Re: Forceps
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2013, 07:38 AM »
id go with a longer pair. I had to dig a treble out of the throat of a pike my buddy caught, and even with the jaw spreader, i was cutting my knuckles up on the teeth thay have on the roof of their mouth...the 5.5" pair is perfect for everything else though!
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