The plastic fish grips are great. It IMO beep modifying to be used appropriately. When I first received them I immediately put the skin between my thumb and pointer finger in them and closed it...BAD IDEA...instant bruise lots of pain. I wanted to see how rough they’d be on a bass. Really really rough!!, so I filed down the jaws a bit until I saw just a tiny gap when closed. They still work great but won’t vice grip a bass anymore potentially causing damage, and you can lip grip your skin without injury.