Putting the “Premio” in Pliers

On The Fly Gear

Premio:  a new word for genuine quality at a reasonable price.  Designed with the American fisherman in mind.

By Claude Preston

September 2020

Ask any travelling angler, what is one of the most important pieces of gear they take on every trip, and almost all of them will tell you a good, dependable set of fishing pliers. Hemostats serve a purpose, but can only get you so far. With the boundaries of fly-fishing destinations being pushed daily, a pair of sturdy non-corrosive pliers backed by a lifetime warranty is worth its weight in gold and will make your fishing expeditions that much more enjoyable. 

Danco Sports has been an industry-leading manufacturer of pliers, knives, and fishing accessories for discerning anglers for almost 15 years. They have been committed to providing affordable, high-quality products since their beginning in Stuart, Florida in 2006.  Recently, Danco Sports launched their all-new flagship lineup of pliers. 

With this lineup, no corners were cut. The Premio series boasts fine craftsmanship in each and every detail from start to finish. Each piece goes through countless hours of testing and abuse to ensure the end result is a tool that will last you forever. These tools come in four different size offerings of 5 1/2, 6 and 7 1/2 inches, plus an all-new 7-inch heavy-duty offshore titanium model.

Where will you take your pliers this year, or next year, or the following year?  How will they impact your rigging or fish handling time? These are all questions that I think about.

Whether it is crimping barbs for trout in the Smoky Mountains, cutting wire for leaders while surf fishing, removing hooks from toothy golden dorado in Argentina, or using the heavy duty jaws to tighten down a huffnagle knot on your next tarpon leader on the Gulf Coast, make sure you have a set of pliers that will not fail you. When I buy gear, I try to live by the mantra of only buying once, and the Premio Titanium Pliers certainly fit that bill. After all, they are “probably the best fishing pliers in the world.”