The Mustad Heavy-Duty Long Reach Pliers have an ultra-fine needle nose tip for smaller fish and precision applications. The long nose design of the pliers is an excellent choice when needing to reach areas that are space restrictive such as fish's mouths and backs of boat compartments. Constructed from a stainless steel with a titanium nitride finish, the 11" long nose pliers resist corrosion and retain their strength through years of use. While on the water its virtually impossible to keep water from getting on just about everything. In the case of pliers a little moisture can prove quite slippery and render the pliers difficult to use. Mustad's soft, yet strong, grip system eliminates the slippage by way of moisture channeling ridges which afford a firm secure grip. Furthermore, the plier surfaces themselves are rigid with teeth to get a firm grip on whatever you are handling at the time.