You don’t have to touch the fish to remove the fish to remove the hook. Uh easier on everyone.
Better for the the fish, better for the fly... what's not to love?
I'm a fly fishing guide in the California Eastern Sierra. This tool (the midge and standard) is permanently with me every time I'm on the water. Through the years I have broken only one and the company replaced it per their backup warranty.
We've got your back! Thanks for using the Ketchum Release tool.
It takes just a little getting use to but works great. Good for both fish and fly.
I was a diehard user of hemostat clamps for removing hooks for years. On a whim I decided to pick one up because I’ve been using very small euro nymph flies and it seemed better suited.
It is now the only way I C&R fish. It’s quick to deploy and compact.
They are worth the price and I use them consistently when C & R fish. They dehook fish faster and easier than using your fingers or forceps. Own all three sizes, and one is always with me when I fly fish.