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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:00

Boomerang Tool Company

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Just as their name suggests, these tools come back to you.  Since ICAST 2008, Boomerang Tool has been in the New Product Showcase with new and innovated tools with their own Boomerang Tool twist - 36 inches of retractable kevlar cable leashes.

Boomerang's lightweight aluminum pliers also feature replaceable carbide cutting blades which have no problems cutting 4# mono or 65# braid - not to mention wire ties.  The pliers I have also feature crimps for putting together the large lines, and a hooked nose I found useful when removing hooks from fish, and helped with split rings when I didn't have my split ring pliers handy. They have several different sets of pliers to suit your needs.

I'm really excited by the prototypes though!lockbackproto

Coming soon is a non-folding safety knife, and a folding serrated knife. Knives of this type have been featured on YakAngler.com before, and I consider them a necessary safety tool for every kayak angler.  Boomerang Tool brought their prototype folding knife to ICAST and I must say that I'm eager to see them hit the shelves.  This knife can easily be attached to your PFD, and the long kevlar leash will allow for easy use should you find your self in that hairy situation that requires cutting anchor ropes, or whatever might threaten to pull you under.

Both knives feature a blunt tip to avoid injury or cutting your dry gear by accident.  The folding knife features a serrated and straight edge, while the one piece features a serrated on one side, and non-serrated on the other.  This non-folding safety knife is by far my favorite safety knife, and I'll have Boomerang Tool knives on all my PFDs as soon as they're available.

While playing with the prototype folding knife, I found the retracter on the kevlar cable was not as strong as the retracters on the pliers.  This will keep things from snapping back too quickly - something you don't want to worry about when playing with knives!  I'm glad to see Boomerang thought about that one, and didn't use the same retracter as they do all their pliers.

Other awesome tools include their linesnipper.  This easily cuts line and tag ends, and features a LED light.  Boomerang Tool also offers linesmen pliers, golf tools, and phototools, so you can easily find a gift for anyone you know - even non-anglers.

See mroe Boomerang Tool Company products at their website www.BoomerangTool.com.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 19:56
Isaac Miller

About the Author: Isaac Miller considers himself an "equal opportunity angler" and will fish anything that will take a hook. Isaac often makes live internet video broadcasts when fishing from his kayaks, giving up-to-the-second reports on conditions and tackle choices. He also blogs at www.isaac-online.com and is a YakAngler.com Pro Staffer as well as Co-Host for Kayak Fishing Radio's Wild West show, PR Director for Recycled Fish, and co-owner of Green Tackle.

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