Continuing the trend of new product announcements in advance of the IFTD/ICAST show in Orlando, Dr. Slick has unveiled their lineup of new tools and gadgets for the coming year. Included in their new product offerings are their Typhoon pliers, a pair of premium pliers that are targeted at fly and conventional anglers alike.
Dr. Slick's new Typhoon pliers are made of 6061-T6 aircraft quality anodized, salt-water resistant aluminum that is fully machined, not die cast. Also featured are non-slip rubber grips and a self-opening
spring. The Typhoon's cutters are HR (Rockwell Hardness) 70+, which Dr. Slick describes as "lethal on all monofilament, new age braid and synthetic lines plus coated wire up to 60-pound." The pliers' jaws offer a half smooth and half striated design.
The most interesting thing about the new Typhoon pliers may be their price point, which could draw the interest of fishermen that have been in the market for a pair of premium pliers but have been unwilling to cough up several hundred dollars for some of the Typhoon's competing models. At $60 MSRP, anglers which have been toting along heavy, rusty needle nose pliers that are quickly disposed of after saltwater does its work may look to Dr. Slick's new premium, saltwater-safe solution.
The Dr. Slick Typhoon pliers are 6.5 inches long and weigh in at 4.5 ounces.