Kayak fishing is a sport where good tools are required. Pliers are a required tool and without a good pair you are going to have a very bad day. Basically there are two types, multi tools such as Leatherman, Gerber or Aitor, or regular pliers such as those pictured. I really like the multi tools and have one of them tucked away in my vest. Out for handy use is one of my pairs of floating pliers. Great when kayak fishing since all but a few fishing kayaks are such stuff just ends up over the side from time to time. Along with my fantastic fishing rods from Emmrod good pliers are always on board in my Wavewalk W500.