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.
We've got your back! Thanks for using the Ketchum Release tool.
It takes just a little getting use to but works great. Good for both fish and fly.
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.
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.
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,