VENTAFISH™ J & Circle Dehooker™
I purchased this several months ago to use for dehooking sharks while fishing from the shoreline. I will have to say I am surprised at the durability of this dehooker, because of its low price. So far it has done it job with ease, no problems here.
July 7, 2012
unhappy with dehooker
I purchased this dehooker after reading the reviews. I brought the directions along so I would know how to use it, one problem, the illustrations don't look like actual dehooker. After numerous tries still no success. Might work as a wead puller.
March 29, 2011
Best Dehooker I've Ever Owned
I purchased this dehooker after having owned several different brands over the years. A good friend of mine got one as part of a tournament gift bag and suggested I buy one. I bought the combo pack with the venting tool and this dehooker on my way to Savannah for some offshore fishing. Most of the dehookers I have used in the past got the job done one way or the other, but this was an absolute pleasure to use. The directions are easy to read and the tool is obviously built by someone with some common sense and fishing experience (unlike some others I have used before). I released close to 50 sea bass and numerous red snapper and grouper with this tool without ever having to bring them into the boat. One slide of the tool down the line and a quick shake and they were off to fight another day. It is sturdy and the grip has a nice, soft rubber grip to it; it has a large enough diameter to feel comfortable in my hand (unlike some that dig into your hand). I'll also mention that I used it on a wide variety of hooks including Kahle, Circle, Octopus, and J style and it worked every time without fail. I'll never own anything other than this dehooker, I like it that much. Best price I've seen and by far the best I've used and I've been fishing saltwater and freshwater for 20 years.
December 13, 2009