This high quality, smooth operating forceps is made from satin finished stainless steel. It is built with large gold finger loops and fits medium to large size hands. The stiff limbed design affords a powerful grip. 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. Many experienced anglers feel that the popular curved point configuration provides a more secure grip than straight points. If you only have one forceps to help with most kinds of fly fishing, it could very well be this one.