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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 03-09-2007, 02:25 PM
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Default What release tool do you use?

What method do you use to remove the hook from your fish?
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

Seenyore, ees not a poll!

I use at least hemostats, and if trout fishing, a net as well.
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Sorry, Cliff I was still working on the options. You can vote now.
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If I need help which doesn't happen very often cause I use barbless hooks, would be forceps
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Be sure to vote!

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I use what ever I can get my hands on. It is either Pliers, forcepts or the long distance release. I'm good at the LDR.
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I use what ever I can get my hands on. It is either Pliers, forcepts or the long distance release. I'm good at the LDR.


LMAO! Gotta agree on the LDR's ;-)
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

On the odd occasion where I don't do an LDR I use a hemostat.

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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

For the size fish that I catch, I really need channel locks. But since that wasn't an option I chose hemostats/forcepts.
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Default Re: What release tool do you use?

Is gaff & release an option.
Seriously I use a net only if the fish (trout) sre still feisty or for whatever reason I can't use my handy dandy slit tube, catch & release tool. & then I'll use Hemostats. If I can release them without using the net I will. I've never tried one of those small Boga Grip like tools on trout & I wonder if they will immobilize them long enough to release them quickly without handling them & compromising the protective slime. I've used them on strippers & of course bluefish & pike , & other toothy critters but I wonder if trout's lower jaws are strong enough to handle the strain. I don't think I'll have to lift the fish out of the water completly just the head. Has anyone tried using those tools?
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