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View Poll Results: What release tool do you use?
Forceps (Hemostats) 117 68.02%
Pliers 7 4.07%
Ketchum Release tool 9 5.23%
Hands and fingers 30 17.44%
LDR (Long Distance Release) 1 0.58%
Gaff 0 0%
Boga Grip 5 2.91%
Other 3 1.74%
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

Net and hemos on the smaller flys. Streamers and Boogers, fingers. Really big fish, the jaws of life I keep straped to the back of my vest. Heh, Heh! I can dream can't I?
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For trout, I use a Ketchum release. I'm normally not into fishing gadgets, but it was a gift, so I made it a point to give it a try.
Works great, glad I have it
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.....the jaws of life I keep strapped to the back of my vest. Heh, Heh!
This time of year bluefish are my major quarry
They're as a mean as a fish can be and they have a mouth full of razors.
When you land one, the look in their eye tells you that they want to rip your arm off.
I use one of these... 13 bucks from Cabela's... worth every cent.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:19 PM
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Re: What release tool do you use?

I fish barb-less, if I have to I use a forceps.

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Old 08-16-2008, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

I earlier mentioned that my Rising Crocodile worked just as well as my Ketchum Release and was useful for other things as well, but I forgot to mention that I also use with it the anodized aluminum model Lippa4LIfe to hold the trout. It works great, and in conjunction with the Rising Crocodile, I have never been able to release trout as quickly and without harm as I do now.
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I couldn't get my previous post edited quickly enough to put in an image of the Rising Crocodile for reference purposes, so here it is. Note the unique opening near the tip of the tool. This not only allows you to grip the fly's hook without crushing the fly, it also allows its use similar to a Ketchum Release in a quick release of the fly from the fish's mouth.
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I use the old stand by----Machete, makes it easy to get the hook....lol....always used hemos.
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Crocs here too, these out sold all of the other tools in our shop combined by 3X last season... here's another pic with some nice specifics.
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I specialize in a method called long distance release. If you're good like I am, works every time.
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I specialize in a method called long distance release. If you're good like I am, works every time.
The old L.D.R. Pocono and I were just talking about that. I guess I haven't mastered it yet....LOL
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

I use forceps for most release fishing with trout. With the bigger and more toothy guys I use my Leatherman to yank out the steel after the fish has been dispatched.
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