The Rapala RCD Mag Spring Pliers come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: unhooking pliers for lures.

Specifications: choice of 15, 18 and 20 cm lengths; stainless steel jaws with serrated grips; patented Mag Spring mechanism on the pivot point of the pliers; ergonomic, soft grip handles.

My verdict: designed for twisting deep-seated treble hooks out of bony, toothy mouths efficiently.

The striking thing about these high-quality unhooking pliers is the pair of opposing magnets. Situated near the centre of the hinge, the magnets open the jaws, allowing for an easy, one-handed unhooking operation, and they won’t wear or break, unlike spring mechanisms.

There’s a short cutting section on the jaw of the pliers, too.

They provide plenty of leverage for teasing a treble hook out of the mouth of a pike, zander or perch.

Price: £20.45-£24.95.

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