This is the multi-tool designed for the majority of fly fishing vests. It grasps all manner of small objects, cuts leader, cuts yarn strike indications, trims flies and hair bugs, cleans hook eyes, fastens and removes split shots and even tightens screws. This is an effective hook remover, even for light saltwater and steelheading applications. Jaws are smooth at front 1/2 and striated at rear 1/2. The smooth points tends not to damage small hooks, while serrated rear one-half of the jaw holds larger hooks tenaciously. A popular compact version of the 5.5" Scissor/Pliers: the jaws and cutting edges are shorter.