Fish Hook Extractors
i have used this large retractor for blues and stripers ,dogfish and porgies . love the way it works its easy one handed and can reachh down bluefish throuts to get the hook out . We have gotten so the fish do not have to come on the boat reach over follow the line/ leader down to the hook grab the bend , squeeze the grips and give a shake off come the little guys no worse for wear . big ones come off to but ussallly have to get weighed before putting them back . my brother in law even bought a set . and whne my boat came out one of my fishing buddies asked if we could leave it on his boat to use until he pulls his out . ( he has ordered one now.
November 14, 2006
Must have when using bait
I've been looking for something to use when fishing with croaker for trout and this fit the need. First trip I used it on was with my gf and she put her rod down for a while and after 10 or so minutes checked it to find a trout on there with a pretty deep hook swallow.
This got the hook out in seconds; I used it 3 more times that day for all deep hooks and it worked every time. They trick is to make sure you have the hook point on the correct side as the tool has two grooves cut at different length to twist the hook away from the barb.
I took off one star because it came with no sheath or cord or float. Still if I lost it, I'd get a new one in a heartbeat.
August 12, 2013
These are great tools that no serious fisherman should be without. I wish they still came with the lanyard and holster like they used to because I lose three or four over the side each season on my charter boat. Perhaps that's why they stopped including them. It sure boosted sales on my boat.
The use of this tool will save fish you intend to release. With a little practice you can even remove a hook from a gut hooked fish and send it on it's way. Pliers can't come close to this extractor.
March 18, 2013
This is a must for saltwater anglers
I am saltwater fishing guide and sometimes take people out fishing for sharks. This extractor not only makes my fishing safer but is better for the sharks too. It is easy to use and extremely tough. My clients are amazed at how cleanly and easily hooks are removed from even the largest sharks. Thank you bass pro shops for offering such a high quality product. I have tried other brands only to be disappointed. If you fish for anything larger than a bream, this tool is a must!
June 24, 2010