Bass Pro Shops Squeeze-Out Hook Remover
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April 15, 2013
Easier than pliers
I originally bought Bill Dances hook remover and I liked it!!! You don't have to twist your wrist to remove a hook but when I went to Bass Pro Shop in Ft. Lauderdale on vacation they didn't have his but they did have the BPS version of it so I ordered one and it works exactly like the Dance version. I find I don't have to twist my wrist into weird positions to remove a hook. Just turn the tool and because it locks the hook in place I don't have to squeeze as hard as pliers. Definately worth the money especially if you have a touch of arthritis in your hands.
April 21, 2010
I have one of these hook remover and it's one of the best investments I have ever made! not only is this tool helpful in catch and release, but it can save you the trouble of getting stuck with a treble hook when handling a fish that was brought to the boat a Little green. Once in the net, grab the hook remover and it will keeps your fingers away from those hooks, specially if the fish starts to trash around! It helps when releasing fish and is a safety item as well! Can't go wrong, get one for your tackle box!
Tight lines, and be safe!
December 27, 2011
After getting used to different angle than pliers, this performed well. Solid grip on hooks once you learn how to get hook into slots on retriever. Great ability to twist/push hooks in multiple directions.
Positives: good design, just long enough (may not be long enough for larger fish than bass), good grip on lure hooks, better ability to twist hooks loose than pliers, price, solid build
Negatives: another inch or two longer would be good, takes a while to get used to grabbing hook in slot
October 21, 2010