Bass Pro Shops Stainless Steel Hook Remover
I have used these pliers for about 2 years now offshore fishing.
The plastic/rubber handles rotate freely/slip and are a pain.
The tool is rusting a reasonable amount even though I spray WD40 on it after use. The thin wall tubing for the body is bent and mis-shapen.
It is time to replace them with a better quality pair like a Rapala or similar.
On the plus side they work pretty well at removing hooks.
October 20, 2010
Disappointed by poor trigger quality
I bought the piece intending to use it to unhook striped bass that swallowed a live bait. It grips the hook well, but the "trigger" has bent approx halfway to the base after unhooking only about 20 fish. I have bent the trigger back several times, and expect it to break from fatigue shortly. Not Bass Pro Shop quality, in my experience.
June 22, 2012
this is the first time I have used a hook remover and
I love it. What I like most is not having to touch the
fish because I only "catch and release" and not
messing with the slime helps the fish. I simply grab
the hook with the remover and turn it and most of the time the fish just drops offr. Super tool
July 5, 2010
Hook Removal tool
Though I have not used mine as of yet, my fishing partner has the same item and has used it a lot. For hooks deep into the fishes throat, literally reach the end of the tool in the fishes mouth, grab onto the hook with the plunger and give a quick short jerk downward, and back and hook comes right out.
May 28, 2013