It is useful to always have a pair of pliers ready when foraging. You often see that they push it into a pocket which is actually too shallow. If you want to unhook a fish and grab your pliers, it appears to be gone! Fell out of your pocket and you are tangless. With the Quick Connect Lanyard you no longer run this risk. Attach the clip to your pants or bag and the split ring to your pliers. Because of the elastic cord you always have enough length to use the pliers when unhooking the fish.