Hammerhead’s RT2 Series Mini Gear Keeper ($21.95) is a handy device for keeping fishing pliers and other heavy fishing tools secure and within easy reach. Unlike standard safety cords and lanyards that allow the pliers to dangle if dropped, the Mini Gear Keeper automatically retracts to keep the tool next to the wearer’s hip. The palm-sized unit clips to a belt, pocket or hem and features a spring-loaded retractor with 6 oz. of spring tension and a 28″ plastic-coated, stainless-steel cable lanyard. Hammerhead Industries, Ventura, CA; (805) 658-9922; www.gearkeeper.com.