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Default Re: Helping Hand Tailing Glove

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Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
Hi McFly and Jackster,

I think this was discussed before but I wonder how much slime you remove from the tail where you grip the fish? I know the material is soft but doesn't it give you too good of a grip. I guess if you are harvesting the fish it would not be a problem. I am not sure it would be a good thing on wild fish that are released. I don't know, just asking.

Frank
It says its made for salmonoids? I figured it was safe for them. I usually have to beach the fish on the shallow waters then run up to it and it flops around like hell till you can finally get the hook out with forcepts then if you want pictures its even more trouble trying to hold it up and not drop it when it squirms. these fish are full of power and hard to hold and land. trust me. . I like this glove tho because I beach the fish like usual and run up and quickly grab it by the tail and hold it down take the hook out and even hold it for a picture without dropping then I can set it in the water revive it and send on its way. noticed it takes half the time to land and release the fish this way. does it remove slime? prolly some slime but not as bad as letting flop around and beat itself up. these fish are stocked and the spot I fished can be hammered sometimes. I am usually pulling flies and stuff off of these fish and I am sure they go through a helluva alot more trouble than this net glove. idk about wild trout tho. I prolly use a small net and keep it in the water and release it
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