I was recently turned onto Danco for terminal tools such as pliers and knives and have to say I’m very impressed with the quality vs. price. Being that my office is on the boat, surrounded by the ocean, things tend to, let’s say…fall overboard.
These tools come at a great price point where I can appreciate the quality and the service they provide me, but won’t be broken hearted if they’re accidentally knocked overboard.
I go with the Tournament Series – Stainless Steel for my everyday usage ones. The ones I’m currently using are the Shocker and Throttle, depending on what’s closest, but have used all of them and they perform great.
For split ring pliers, the Riptides are the way to go. There are the typical split ring pliers that start to bend after some usages. These are heavy duty and highly recommend.
For knives, Danco also has a ton of great options at a great price as well. For bleeding fish and just generally having a knife handy, I use the 4″ Fillet – Tournament knife. They way I figure, for the price of $7, if I get a season or two out of it, great!
For fileting fish, my go to is the 7″ Pro Series Flex Knife. I personally hate long knives to cut fish. This one is perfect for the Striped Bass and Bluefish we see around Cape Cod Bay.
A bonus to all the Danco products for the most part is that you can select from a bunch of different colors. On my last order, I went with pink for everything; mainly because it’s the easiest to see and won’t get lost in the clutter of stuff on the boat.