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Old 01-08-2013, 06:52 AM
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For the past year, I've been using a small and simple, easy to make and easy to use gizmo. I am happy to say I didn't have to lay a hand on a single fish all year. Iíd like to take credit for initially coming up with the idea, but I saw this page last winter and decided to make something similar in design and concept Ė

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My gizmo has a more circular loop, and uses a lighter gauge wire. But the basic idea of looping the device around the bend of the hook remains. Doing so seems to allow the hook to back out following the same path it went in, which results in the fish falling off the hook. One really needs to do the release over water, ideally standing in it. Itís a two handed operation, and the fish falls off like a rock. You donít want to do it over dry land.

It works so good, it actually makes the release step of the fish catching process enjoyable. I somewhat marvel every time I use it as to how good it works.
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Two thumbs up for creativeness!
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I love the ingenious and simplicity. Thanks for the post time to drink some wine before I go out this afternoon.
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Make sure to drink enough wine so you can make a few extra for your friends.
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