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View Poll Results: What release tool do you use?

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  • Forceps (Hemostats)

    157 67.97%
  • Pliers

    9 3.90%
  • Ketchum Release tool

    12 5.19%
  • Hands and fingers

    42 18.18%
  • LDR (Long Distance Release)

    1 0.43%
  • Gaff

    0 0%
  • Boga Grip

    5 2.16%
  • Other

    5 2.16%
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Thread: What release tool do you use?

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    Default What release tool do you use?

    What method do you use to remove the hook from your fish?
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"
    Henry David Thoreau

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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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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Default Re: What release tool do you use?

    Sorry, Cliff I was still working on the options. You can vote now.
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"
    Henry David Thoreau

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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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    Default Re: What release tool do you use?

    Be sure to vote!

    Thanks,
    Terry
    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"
    Henry David Thoreau

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    Default Re: What release tool do you use?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KRD View Post
    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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  12. Default Re: What release tool do you use?

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

    Bruce
    "Sure as I know anything, I know this... I aim to misbehave." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, 'Firefly'

  13. 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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