Ketchum Release® Accessories LAMSON


Ketchum Release®

Sale price$19.99
Size:Big Bug

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Fish saver. Our breakout product in the fly fishing industry, years ago, we thought: “There’s got to be a better way to remove a delicately-tied fly from a hooked fish than the hoisting, clamping, and wrenching process now on display.” So we created a simply innovative tool capable of reducing fish mortality by eliminating netting and handling—then named it after our home-base of Ketchum, Idaho. This technique will preserve protective coatings and eliminate air exposure. The Ketchum Release® tool makes low-mortality release easy, plus allows you to retrieve your fly without damage. It even keeps your hands high and dry. The Ketchum Release® is available in three sizes:  Big Bug for hook sizes 6-10; Standard for sizes 12-16; and Midge for sizes 18-22.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Works great

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?

David (Trucha Fly Fishing)
Great C&R tool!

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.

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It takes just a little getting use to but works great. Good for both fish and fly.

Indispensable tool

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.
Highly recommended!

Ketchum Release Tool

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.