Melbourne, Florida ( September 21, 2013) When you think about all the different rods and reels, tackle and other gear you will need when fishing offshore, you should never over look and under estimate the number of different tools and knives you will need. Like the chef in a high class restaurant, who brings their own personal set of knives, you should always be prepared when venturing in the open ocean.
Williamson, one of the many Rapala brands, has rolled out their new line of offshore tools and knives. Whether an you need to cut heavy wire, fluorocarbon or monofilament, change out split rings on your favorite lure or remove a hook buried in the mouth of the biggest game fish you ever caught, Williamson has introduced four new tools to tackle the toughest jobs, including the Williamson Double Leverage Cutters, Double Leverage Pliers, Mono Shears and Heavy Duty Split Ring Pliers.
The following tool descriptions were provided by Williamson.
Double Leverage Cutters & Double Leverage Pliers – The new Williamson Double Leverage Cutters and Double Leverage Pliers have dual pivot points that provide increased leverage and 60 percent more power to make quick work of cutting hooks, wire, and cable, heavy mono fishing line and digging in and removing hooks in the toughest of spots. At 8 inches long, the Williamson Double Leverage Cutters feature a convenient slide lock to keep the blade mouth shut when not in use, while the Williamson Double Leverage Pliers are 9 inches long, making hook removal quick and easy. Both features a carbon steel with nickel-plated finish for maximum corrosion resistance, while the enlarged ergonomic grips offer additional comfort while in use. The deluxe tool sheath with belt loop makes for effortless storage and easy access when it’s time to put them into action.
Mono Shears – For saltwater anglers who make their own rigs and need to cut ANY size mono or fluorocarbon line to make leaders or anything in between, the Williamson Mono Shears are a cut above the rest. The stainless steel serrated edge provides effortless cutting, while the handles feature comfortable large grips and spring-loaded operation for one-handed use. As a bonus, the Mono Shears’ lock adds a measure of safety when the group is rigging for the day’s outing.
Heavy Duty Split Ring Pliers - In the game of saltwater fishing, die-hards are constantly changing hooks and re-rigging lines as they swap out their favorite Williamson Lure to adapt to and target different species. With its offset tool design, the Heavy Duty Split Ring Pliers are a step above the competition, allowing for faster change time so anglers can get back in the game with lightning speed. At 6-1/4 inches long, the offset design makes it easy to change any size split ring, and the spring-loaded handle with large solid grips allows for easy one-hand use.
Fishing knives what can I say about fishing knives other than the Rapala, wood handled fillet knife has been the mainstay in many an angler’s tackle box for as long as I can remember. What I did not know was that this fishing knife was made for Rapala by the famous Finnish knife manufacturer Marttiini. Marttiini has been making the sharpest knives in the world since 1928.
The following knife descriptions were provided by Williamson.
Each Williamson fillet knife features a co-molded handle designed for a comfortable, relaxed grip that provides fatigue-free filleting. The European stainless steel blades have a progressive taper with a mirror-polished finish that will take and hold an ultra-sharp edge, ready to tackle the toughest saltwater species.
“Marttiini sets the benchmark for precision blades in the fillet knife category and the new line of Williamson fillet knives is no exception,” remarks Rick Murphy, host of Sportsman’s Adventures. “Saltwater anglers will immediately notice the design benefits of these knives — from the soft grip handle, to the special blade designs and ultra-sharp edge — ensuring they will become the staple for offshore filleting needs.”
The new Williamson series of fillet knives is available in three sizes and blade designs to handle multiple fillet needs. The Williamson Curved Fillet Knife features a 10-inch curved blade perfect for filleting or steaking big game fish. The Williamson Straight Fillet Knife has an 8-inch straight, no-flex blade ideal for filleting any inshore or offshore fish, while the Williamson Slim Fillet Knife touts a razor-sharp 8-inch slim blade with medium flex, perfect for tight areas, precision cuts and fine detail work.
The game of saltwater filleting just got a new player with the new Williamson series of fillet knives.
Because I am not an avid offshore angler, flats fishing from my kayak is more my style, my two Williamson fillet knives have become a great addition to my personal set of cooking knives in my kitchen. I especially like the knife handle when I grip it to cut. The lengths of the blades are just right. Right out of the packaging these knives are very sharp.
When shopping for these tools and fillet knives you will find the price points just right for the precision quality you get by purchasing any of these new Williamson offshore fishing products.
So until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day on the water.