Ketchum Release®

Ketchum Release®

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Fish saver. Our breakout product in the fly fishing industry, years ago, we thought: “There’s got to be a better way to remove a delicately-tied fly from a hooked fish than the hoisting, clamping, and wrenching process now on display.” So we created a simply innovative tool capable of reducing fish mortality by eliminating netting and handling—then named it after our home-base of Ketchum, Idaho. This technique will preserve protective coatings and eliminate air exposure. The Ketchum Release® tool makes low-mortality release easy, plus allows you to retrieve your fly without damage. It even keeps your hands high and dry. The Ketchum Release® is available in three sizes:  Big Bug for hook sizes 6-10; Standard for sizes 12-16; and Midge for sizes 18-22.

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David A. Ladensohn
Great tool over many years

I have released hundreds of fish over several years without ever touching them. Not touching a fish means not squeezing its organs or accidentally rubbing off any of its protective mucous/slime, i.e., making a real difference in fish mortality. The Ketchum Release is my gift to the trout!

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Paul David
Great Tool

5 stars here. I've been using it for a long time and have not been disappointed. I wish the handle was a little longer but that's minor.

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David A. Ladensohn
Great tool over many years

I have released hundreds of fish over several years without ever touching them. Not touching a fish means not squeezing its organs or accidentally rubbing off any of its protective mucous/slime, i.e., making a real difference in fish mortality. The Ketchum Release is my gift to the trout!

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Paul David
Great Tool

5 stars here. I've been using it for a long time and have not been disappointed. I wish the handle was a little longer but that's minor.