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Old 10-27-2006, 02:51 PM
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Talking Hattie and expensive trinkets......

Hatt and others who may be interested: I checked out a boat yesterday that was passing through, and near the rigging station across the cockpit from the stern controls, there were 5 holsters mounted containing..........5 sets of Van der Staal pliers

I asked the captain (who was riding with the hauler--precious cargo--Buddy Davis) how much they cost and he said around $400.00/pair and they are made out of titanium. Dude, that is like buying a diamond necklace for a dog. I didin't even know VDS made those.

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Old 10-27-2006, 09:00 PM
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Yeah I think they are more like $250 each though. They are a very nice top of the line plier. There are a couple companies that make pliers in the $200-$400 range, for us fisherman that just love high priced toys!

Women can wear $10k rings, but we have our reels and pliers!
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:23 PM
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those things better float incase they fall in the water
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:03 PM
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Sink like a rock.
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Sink like a rock.
Indeed--they have tethers attaching them to their sheaths.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:11 PM
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Yeah I think they are more like $250 each though.
8" regulars are $349 at Bass Pro (I had to go look after I saw the ones on the boat) and these have the boat logo on them so I bet that was extra. I have a pair of Donmar's my wife gave me when I went to Cabo a few years back that are nicer than any automotive plier I have ever handled.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:15 PM
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Oh more pricey then I thought!

I'll stick to my $20 Shimano pliers until I can afford the good ones, sucks being a college student can't afford the good stuff.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:27 PM
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**** high dollar pliers. The Donmars were a nice gesture, but I would have never bought them myself. I have several pair of $20 BP and shimano floaties and crimpers. When I fish in the winter (next week!!!!!) I don't carry anything too nice, because it is too cold to want to go after anything that goes over the side.

I saw a guy (drunk) lose an $800 Trinidad set up last year when an amberjack grabbed a lil snapper he was bringing up. If I would have lost one of my Penn 320 or 330 GTi's I would have been able to laugh about it at the end of the day but his day was ruined.

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