Gone with the river.
Seems like the moment you think to yourself "Don't drop your clamps in the river!" is the moment you actually do let 'em go. There's no getting 'em back once they're gone, so replace those old clamps you lost with the Umpqua Dream Stream 5in Spring Creek Straight Clamps.
- Half-serrated clamp
- Hook eye cleaner
- Q & A
Does The Trick
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Umpqua Dream Stream 5in Spring Creek's are a pretty nice pair of hemostats. They perform well and get the job done. They have a strong clamp on them, are very durable, and are nice and sleek to put in or attach onto any pack. Overall they work great for everything you need them for out there on the water. They clamp down on splitshot great, remove hooks nicely, and the bring red top help you to find them more easily if you do lay them down.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Not my favorite pair of hemostats, however for the price they are adequate. They are fairly low profile and the teeth on the actual hemo are also low profile and small.
I can see these hemo's being great at getting delicate dries or small nymphs/midges out of a finicky trouts mouth. We'll see how they clamp down on larger weights and getting bigger bugs out of bigger mouths
I like them
I bought the red ones because they are bright and i always lose these things.
I bought two.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought two of these bad boys as in the description: The moment you think your not going to drop them they drop and I unfortunately have felt that feeling several times. It's not a nice feeling so I purchased two of these just in case. It's nice to be prepared and have a back up just in case. The price point and quality you get can't be beat!