Best unhooking tool for small wild brownies

thesaintlyone

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Had a couple of difficult unhooking scenarios this weekend where the little wild browns had practically swallowed the fly making it tricky to retrieve. I already use barbless hooks and a small wooden bow net to avoid handling but find the forceps are just not efficient enough. Any other suggestions much appreciated
 
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guest54

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Plastic carp disgorger, cost pennies and they work so get several.
You need the bigger sizes because of the size of the fly.
 

Cap'n Fishy

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I use one of these...

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Most flies, except things like boobies and goldheads will slip up the inside fine. As you push the hook out, the point goes into one of the flutes, so as you draw it out, you don't re-hook the fish.

Col
 

3lbgrayling

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I use one of these...

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Most flies, except things like boobies and goldheads will slip up the inside fine. As you push the hook out, the point goes into one of the flutes, so as you draw it out, you don't re-hook the fish.

Col

I use these for my Salmon fishing..

Jim
 
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