Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps review

Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps are basic forceps ideal for fly fishing. They've got comfy handles, work well and seem fairly well made.

Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps review
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Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps review
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Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps review
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What are Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps?

Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps are basic, relatively no-frills forceps for hook removal. At around five inches in length, these small forceps would be too small for pike fly fishers but are the perfect size for trout. 

The handles are soft and grippy.

What features do these forceps have?

The forceps feature the usual locking mechanism to allow you to clip the jaws to your vest to stop them jangling around, as well as having comfy rubber-coated handles. These aren't huge. My large but slender hands did fit fine, but if you have more manly hands then you might be better off with a pair featuring larger grips. (Loon make some great ones.)

The jaws are gently serrated to provide extra grip on hooks.

What are these forceps like to use?

Greys Prodigy Mini Forceps have proven to be comfortable and effective to use. The jaws have a little serration to them which gives extra purchase when removing hooks and are flat enough to be used to crush barbs. They're not the most robust forceps and do lack a dedicated area for crushing barbs flat, unlike the Orvis Power Jaw Forceps, for example, but they're perfectly serviceable.

These are good for basic, budget forceps.

How much do they cost?

These are fairly inexpensive forceps. There are cheaper ones on the market but they tend to be poorly machined and are often a bit bendy. These are well made and fairly priced and you can pick them up for around a fiver a pair which is very good value for money.

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