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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Split and broke after 2 uses

I received this as a Christmas present and was the second time using it
I was excited after trying to remove the hook only to notice part of the guide split off and fell in the river

I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with the Ketchum Release, that is very uncommon. All Ketchum Release tools have a lifetime warranty and we will get you a replacement immediately.

Shawn Rosti
good tool

works great

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!

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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