Gamakatsu Adds Micro Split Ring Plier and Folding Braid Scissors to Tool Line

Tacoma, Washington – Make the most of your time on the water by using tools that work. The new Micro Split Ring Plier and Folding Braid Scissors with Split Ring Opener excel at opening split rings and cutting braided line. Gamakatsu engineers designed these tools for comfort, durability and ease of use. Both tools include a lanyard hole for adding a safety cord, keeping them close at hand and preventing loss.

The Micro Split Ring Plier inherits the essential qualities from the Gamakatsu family of pliers. The 5-inch long pliers, made from stainless steel, will not rust even in harsh saltwater environments, providing a lifetime of service. A premium non-slip grip works when wet, giving anglers a secure hold for fine operations like manipulating split rings, and it works equally well in large or small hands. A spring in the handle holds the pliers open during use, and a corresponding lock keeps them closed for storage. Its precision-ground micro-tip grips and opens super small split rings, and it is just as effective on large ones, too. A built-in braided line cutter cleanly shears tough fishing line. The Micro Split Ring Pliers stainless body etched with the Gamakatsu name contrast magnificently with its rich blue handles.

The Folding Braid Scissors with Split Ring Opener is a compact multi-function fishing scissor with similar construction elements as other Gamakatsu fishing tools. Its sharp stainless-steel blades will provide years of hard use snipping mono and cutting braided fishing line. The scissor’s tips feature a handy split ring opener. The blades fold safely into the tool’s blue handles for safe storage. When open, the 4-inch scissors proudly display the Gamakatsu name. A quality tool at a value-price.

Micro Split Ring Pliers (Left); Folding Braid Scissors (Right)

Micro Split Ring Plier Features

  • Stainless steel body
  • Non-slip grip
  • Micro-Tip for super small split rings
  • Braided line cutter
  • Spring-loaded opening
  • 5-inch

Folding Braid Scissors with Split Ring Opener Features

  • Stainless Steel
  • Non-slip grip
  • Braid and serrated line cutter
  • Folds up for safety
  • Split ring opener
  • Unfolded length: 4 inches


From humble beginnings as Japan’s smallest fishing hook manufacturer in 1955, Gamakatsu® Ltd has evolved to become the world’s preeminent hook manufacturer. Over the years, manufacturing upgrades and cutting-edge innovations have fueled Gamakatsu® USA’s rise as a top producer of fishing hooks, apparel, and fishing related items.

When anglers purchase Gamakatsu® hooks, they are buying an original product made exclusively by Gamakatsu®. Gamakatsu® is continuously testing new materials and striving to improve their products, which already sets the standard for the rest of the industry.