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    Default Catch and release tool

    So I'm doing more and more fishing all the time, the wife now here's new bringing fish home, so I've started fishing catch and release.

    I have a tool, but with yellow dancers and lures I'm not sure if I can use it? Or is this not the case?

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    Start with barb-less flies or crimp down the barb. You keep tension on the line, you won't disconnect from many.
    Fred Evans - White City, Oregon

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    Crush the barb on your hooks,or use barbless, then use forcepts if the fish is still there

    Ronnie

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    You can use the release tool if the end is big enough to allow the lures/flies in.
    I believe someone makes one with interchangeable heads.

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    I crimp the barbs.

    Its more the handling of the fish, I was at a fishery today where I was told you couldn't handle the fish to return then which got me thinking about the tool.

    I have one I just don't know if I could use it with lures and dancers which I normally fish with.

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    The bead normally prohibits the use of a tool.so good forceps are required. job sorted.

    Jim
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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    I`ve had a couple of these tools..the original and GAC`s own make, found in my hands they were causing more problems releasing fish than a blunt stick!

    Debarb hooks, get in net and release or hold onto leader and release....works for me .

    Thanks Ronnie

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    Default Re: Catch and release tool

    Barbless and long nosed forceps do the job. Over half the time the fly comes out the minute I net the fish and there is no more tension on the hook.

    Take care

    Terry
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