Rising introduced the Work 6" in 2008 augmented them in 2010 with internal spring goodness and have been selling them to thousands of happy anglers - both spin and fly especially the fly anglers who use weight when nymphing or throwing streamers. (the majority) Features:
Precision ground Pick Tip - to easily remove small split shot weights and all split rings. The steeply angle tip engages with the weight or splitRing and starts prying immediately. Very effective with small weights which usually are quite difficult to remove from line or tippet.
Half Textured/ Half Smooth Tip - to make both de-barbing and holding thicker guage hooks easier
Attachment Hole/Tightening area - to attach pliers to your pack (pick tip can rip some fabric)
Crimp Ridge - improved crimping power for weight and great for sleeves used with wire rigging
Cutting Blade - to effectively cut all types of line
Internal Spring - increased operating tension forces the pliers arms apart makes it much easier to use them
Stout pliers - thicker than standard 6" pliers so you can use the operating leverage and strength