The Daiwa Split Ring Pliers - Small really are small! They are only about 2 1/2" long, but it turns out that is not too small. They work just fine and are not at all hard to use. The best thing about them is that you can use them on the smallest split rings. They are designed to be used with split rings ranging from size 00 to size 2.
The split rings that are used on the Daiwa Vega spoons are about as small as I've seen. The small Diawa Split Ring Pliers will open them easily.