When fishing you know how handy a good multi-tool can be. Carrying one in your pocket at all times can allow you easily cut line, remove hooks, open split rings, tune lures and much more. Every fisher from beginner to expert can benefit from a quality fishing multi-tool.
Best Multi-Tool for Fishing
- Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]
- Mossy Oak 5pc Fishing Tool Kit – 25-in-1 Fishing Multi-Tool with Sheath, 10-in-1 Utility Carabiner, Sunglasses Retainer, 2-Piece Waterproof Bait Box
- LEATHERMAN – Super Tool 300 Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Saw, Stainless Steel with Leather Sheath
- Booms Fishing L1 Fishing Pliers Multi Tools for Hook Remover with Sheath
- Fisherman Gift Tool Fishing Multitool
Brand Name: Gerber
Sheath Included: Yes
Our top recommendation for a good fishing multi-tool goes to the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier. This multi-plier tool is made from a durable and lightweight stainless steel with a nylon sheath. It measures approximately 6″ long and weighs 9.6 ounces. With this tool, you get 12 handy components. The tool features multiple knives so you can choose between a straight blade or a serrated blade. It features a Phillips screwdriver, two sizes of flathead screwdrivers, a wire cutter, and handy needle-nosed pliers. Overall this is an excellent tool to keep by your side that you are bound to find useful when fishing.
2. Mossy Oak 5pc Fishing Tool Kit – 25-in-1 Fishing Multi-Tool with Sheath, 10-in-1 Utility Carabiner, Sunglasses Retainer, 2-Piece Waterproof Bait Box
Brand Name: Mossy Oak
Size: 4.9″ (folded size)
Sheath Included: Yes
The number two spot on our list goes to the Mossy Oak 5pc Fishing Tool Kit. This set has everything you would ever need for a fishing trip. The multi-tool features a split ring head, long nose pliers, standard pliers, crimper, wire strippers, lure tuning tools, Phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, ruler, sharp knife, serrated blade knife, files, a fish scaler, fish hook remover, and belt clip. Overall the multi-tool has 25 tools in one. The set also includes a carabiner that has 10 tools, making this an excellent set for not only fishing, but also camping, hiking, hunting, kayaking, and any other outdoor adventure where you need a handy tool. The set includes a sheath and a waterproof bait case to store your fishing gear. Overall this is an excellent set. You get so much for a great affordable price. The only real drawback with this set is that it is not really recommended for saltwater fishing.
3. LEATHERMAN – Super Tool 300 Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Saw, Stainless Steel with Leather Sheath
Brand Name: Leatherman
Size: 4.5″ (when folded)
Sheath Included: Yes
The Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multitool is our number three recommendation. This tool is made from durable stainless steel and features 19 tools in one. In this handy little set, you get pliers, screwdrivers, knives, wire cutters, a crimper, wire stripper, a can opener, bottle opener, a saw, file, and a ruler. The set also includes a lanyard and sheath to carry your tool and keep it attached to you. Overall this is a very well made tool. It is one of the most durable multi-tools that you will find on the market, the only major drawback being that for a premium tool like this, you have to pay a little extra.
Brand Name: Booms Fishing
Sheath Included: Yes
The fourth spot goes to the Booms Fishing L1 Fishing Pliers Multi-Tool. This tool is made from stainless steel which is designed to be corrosion and rust-resistant. The multi-tool has 8 handy features: split ring, hook remover, rig splitter, braid cutter, wire cutter, thumb lock, lanyard hole, and spring-loaded pliers. It also features a sharp-bladed knife and Phillips head screwdriver. Overall this is an excellent tool with everything you would need while fishing. The real selling point is the cheap budget-friendly price on this fishing multi-tool.
Brand Name: Swiss Ascent
Sheath Included: No
The final spot on our list is Swiss Ascent Fishing Multitool. This one is a bit more unique than the other plier’s style options we covered earlier. The tools on this are made from stainless steel so you know they are durable. You get 10 handy tools in this set: a hook remover, scale scraper, tape measure, bait cutter, flashlight, knife, scissors, weight scale, and a bottle opener. Overall if you’re looking for a handy tool that is unique, this is a good option.
Fishing Multi-Tool Buying Guide
When shopping for a good fishing multi-tool there are a few things you want to consider
- Tool Features
How to Choose a Good Fishing Multi-Tool
Always pay attention to the material when shopping for a fishing multi-tool. Most commonly you will find either stainless steel or aluminum. Stainless steel is a great material but even if it is designed to be rust and corrosion resistant you will still have problems if you don’t take care of them properly. This is especially true for saltwater fishing. Saltwater corrodes stainless steel pretty quickly. If you’re going to use your tools for saltwater fishing, be sure to rinse them off in regular water and dry them immediately after use. If you allow them to stay wet with saltwater they will not last as long.
2. Tool Features
The tool features are always something you want to consider. If you’ve been fishing you probably already know which tools you would find valuable. We always prefer the pliers’ style multi-tools. Usually, these have everything you need on a fishing trip.
Having a sheath is always a recommendation of ours. It really comes in handy when you can keep your multi-tool by your side so you can easily reach for it without having to set anything down. If your tool doesn’t include a sheath you can always buy a fishing tool sheath separately.
Cost is always important. But you don’t want to just buy the cheapest multi-tool you can find. It likely won’t be very good quality and will end up needing to be replaced. If you want the best value we always recommend buying a decent tool and taking care of it. That way you will save money in the long run.
If you like the pliers’ style multi-tools on this list and want to see more of these check out our fishing pliers guide.