HPA Split Ring Plier

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by ksong, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    I got the HPA split ring plier. It is pretty simple, but has special saw which can open strong and big split ring wide open even for big treble hooks.
    I tested with 300 lbs big Varivas split ring with Owner ST76 5/0 and I have little problem to insert ST76 5/0 into the split ring.
    The retail price is $49 including pouch. I feel the price is pretty stiff. It seems anything associated with France is pretty expensive. :)

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    size comparison with Duel GT plier and SSplit-Ring Pryers by Texas Tackle.
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  2. SteelingHeads

    SteelingHeads Senior Member

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    Kil,

    I have been on the lookout for a good pair of SR Pliers that can handle those real big, strong split rings. I have always used the Texas Tackle pliers and I want something else. Where can I find these pliers?
     

  3. ksong

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    Kil,

    I have been on the lookout for a good pair of SR Pliers that can handle those real big, strong split rings. I have always used the Texas Tackle pliers and I want something else. Where can I find these pliers?
    I have them in stock as an exclusive dealer of HPA in the US.
    The price without plier pouch is $39 and $49 with pouch.
    They are made in France. There is a cutter, but it is not for braid.
    The plier is designed by a serious jigging/popping fishermen and I don't understand why they don't install braid cutter instead of normal cutter. I have to make some suggestions.

    Texas Talcke Plier is excellent and very handy. The only problem is it can not handle the big hooks like 4/0 or 5/0 XXX strong treble hooks.
     
  4. SteelingHeads

    SteelingHeads Senior Member

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    Yeah, I do like my pair of Texas Tackle Pliers, but like you said, they don't handle the big hooks well. I wish Texas Tackle made another size larger than they do now. Anyone know an employee there who can make a business improvement suggestion?

    I'll have to get an order in with you Kil for some pliers and other things.
     
  5. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Yeah, I do like my pair of Texas Tackle Pliers, but like you said, they don't handle the big hooks well. I wish Texas Tackle made another size larger than they do now. Anyone know an employee there who can make a business improvement suggestion?

    I'll have to get an order in with you Kil for some pliers and other things.
    I am constantly in search of better products and I am going to have my own products if I can not find right ones.
     
  6. Enoch

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    I'll go ahead and say that after using the HPA plier the design of the tooth for opening the ring is creatively designed. Where the tip meets the ring, there is a bevel that will hold the ring quite nicely while opening.


    you can see the bevel in pictures 2 and 3

    Why they didnt not include a PE cutter has got me? ...perhaps they have a design for that in the future.
     
  7. SteelingHeads

    SteelingHeads Senior Member

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    I am constantly in search of better products and I am going to have my own products if I can not find right ones.

    "Kilsong Products"? I'll buy them!
     
  8. fishingeek

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    Kilsong,

    Sorry to get off topic but do you have the HPA jig bags and popper bags in stock now? I keep checking your website but there is very little there:)
     
  9. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Kilsong,

    Sorry to get off topic but do you have the HPA jig bags and popper bags in stock now? I keep checking your website but there is very little there:)
    Sorry about my website. I didn't go Panama this week to finish my shop's site. I am working on it now to complete before Sept. I was told bags arrived, but Dan is in Panama. :( I probably get them when he comes back from Panama weekend.
     
  10. jig42na

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    Kil do you sell the Duel Pliars?
     
  11. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Kil do you sell the Duel Pliars?
    Yes.
     
  12. BretABaker

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    the HPA pliers are a refined version of the Owner split ring pliers. However, the HPA pliers are a better deal since they come with a lanyard and pouch for the same price as the Owner pliers. I've used the owners for close to 2 years now with 0 complaints.
     
  13. Boston Tangler

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    Hey Kil/Bret wish you guys where here. We had a lot of fun and laughs today.

    Kil - HPA arrived and another shipment of CM220 also arrived. I will personally bring the HPA gear to your shop early part of next week!!! I have for you 30 Popperstore, 24 Le Dude bags and 6 Basspacks and more pliers if needed.

    Agreed that the pliers would be ideal with a very high quality cutter like the accurate anvil type cutter - its in the works already. The owner of HPA is a VERY avid angler and welcomes all suggestions and feedback. He is continually refining and improving the products based on field testing and most importantly angler suggestions and feedback!