The split shot clamp was designed by Dr. Slick in a joint effort with Tim Tollet of Frontier Angler in Dillon, Mont. The clamp has an anvil triangle jaw on one side and recessed indentions on the other side. An angler simply puts the split shot attached to the leader or tippet material into one of the indentations and pushes the anvil jaw until the split shot spreads open and drops off. If an angler is attaching a split shot, it is done using the tips of the tool. The split shot clamp can be used on very small tungsten, tin and lead shot and also functions as a stand-alone clamp allowing removal of hooks from fish and barb crushing.