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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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
David (Trucha Fly Fishing)
Great C&R tool!

I'm a fly fishing guide in the California Eastern Sierra. This tool (the midge and standard) is permanently with me every time I'm on the water. Through the years I have broken only one and the company replaced it per their backup warranty.

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It takes just a little getting use to but works great. Good for both fish and fly.

Indispensable tool

I was a diehard user of hemostat clamps for removing hooks for years. On a whim I decided to pick one up because I’ve been using very small euro nymph flies and it seemed better suited.
It is now the only way I C&R fish. It’s quick to deploy and compact.
Highly recommended!

Ketchum Release Tool

They are worth the price and I use them consistently when C & R fish. They dehook fish faster and easier than using your fingers or forceps. Own all three sizes, and one is always with me when I fly fish.

Great reels

I own three W-L reels, from size 1 to 1.5 and a 3..They do it all, salt to fresh, without a problem,

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