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SeaRay
11-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Any of you guys used one of these?? I use long slender needle nose pliers, but this sure looks simple and would seem to cause less injury to a fish that was deep hooked.

unHOOKum Tool - Bream Bugs (http://www.breambugs.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=170)

SeaRay

"G"
11-01-2013, 10:59 AM
If it works good then I need to get one

SeaRay
11-01-2013, 11:20 AM
Well, after I watched the video I ordered one. Will update post once I get it and can try it out. Never found one that works well on smaller fish that are deep hooked.

MDCrappie
11-01-2013, 11:35 AM
Here's what I use....
HooKouT Mini | Baker Hookout (http://bakerhookout.com/portfolio/hookout-mini/)

Paid $9.99 for it. Good leverage and doesn't slip off hook like pliers would.

feelay
11-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Turtles have to eat too.

Cray
11-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Here's what I use....
HooKouT Mini | Baker Hookout (http://bakerhookout.com/portfolio/hookout-mini/)

Paid $9.99 for it. Good leverage and doesn't slip off hook like pliers would.
I use one similar to this. Like it a lot better than needle nose or forcips.

pauldo
11-02-2013, 12:50 AM
I too purchased the Baker mini tool but most often find myself using the long nose pliers instead. I was hoping to cause less damage to deep hooked fish but have not been able to master the skill of using the mini-T, especially on small fish.

T.C.
11-02-2013, 01:32 AM
get a pencil, saw a slit in it with a thin blade hacksaw on the flat tip of unsharpened end. The slit fits right over the hook and you can just press down to remove the hook from a gut hooked fish. cheap and easy. for about a dollar you can make 10-12

clfarms1
11-02-2013, 02:31 AM
Turtles have to eat too.

if they are hooked that deep usually to late anyway

deathb4disco
11-02-2013, 08:19 AM
get a pencil, saw a slit in it with a thin blade hacksaw on the flat tip of unsharpened end. The slit fits right over the hook and you can just press down to remove the hook from a gut hooked fish. cheap and easy. for about a dollar you can make 10-12

This ^^^^^

yikess
11-02-2013, 10:25 AM
For some reason the fish I catch don't sit still during the unhooking procedure like the ones in his video. Most of the time I'm trying to prevent the hook from springing out and getting in MY finger.

genec
11-02-2013, 01:22 PM
Take a skinnie cheap flat screwdriver and cut a split in it and slide it to the curve part of hook and hold line with same hand and it will pop out. It is best to get a screwdriver that is about 6 inches ,more or less. I still use the screwdriver for quick light turning screws,too lazy to go to tool box and get another screwdriver that is already in boat. I cut slot with my handigrinder but can be done with hack saw.

Cray
11-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Just get one of these
Husky Tack Puller-74349 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Tack-Puller-74349/100034526#.UnVW6qN5mSM)

arkansasbowhunter
11-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Now that looks interesting cray cray

TrevorW
11-02-2013, 09:28 PM
I have one, works pretty slick once you get the hand of it...

fq13
11-03-2013, 03:09 AM
There is the Ketchum release, which work well, but a bit pricy at around twenty bucks. Basically its a handle with a looped rod you put over the line and follow it down to the hook. Google them. Me? I generally just cut the line on a deep hooked fish. Stats say they are more likely to survive the hook till it rusts away than the damage we do trying to remove it. And if you roll you own, jigs and flies are cheap.

split handle
11-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Any of you guys used one of these?? ...

unHOOKum Tool - Bream Bugs (http://www.breambugs.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=170)

SeaRay

I bought two and love them. They are slim at the end, so they can get under small jigs and flies. They also hold onto the hook (loosely), so you don't end up rehooking the fish as you try to take the dislodged hook out of the mouth.

Just don't leave it in contact with soft plastic lure bodies, which can partially melt the padded grip.

flycaster
11-03-2013, 09:14 AM
Take a skinnie cheap flat screwdriver and cut a split in it and slide it to the curve part of hook and hold line with same hand and it will pop out. It is best to get a screwdriver that is about 6 inches ,more or less. I still use the screwdriver for quick light turning screws,too lazy to go to tool box and get another screwdriver that is already in boat. I cut slot with my handigrinder but can be done with hack saw.

Home made hook removers.

Item in last picture is a commercially made remover purchased about 40 years ago.

Tracker123
11-05-2013, 07:50 PM
I like that flycaster, very good idea. Think I'll do that. Thanks for the post and pictures.

usafret99
11-07-2013, 11:04 AM
gonna try the screwdriver

gregsayers2000
11-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Take a skinnie cheap flat screwdriver and cut a split in it and slide it to the curve part of hook and hold line with same hand and it will pop out. It is best to get a screwdriver that is about 6 inches ,more or less. I still use the screwdriver for quick light turning screws,too lazy to go to tool box and get another screwdriver that is already in boat. I cut slot with my handigrinder but can be done with hack saw.
I do the same thing with my pinkie. No I don't have tiny hands either. I just tell them to say AHHHH!

Perch Jerker
11-08-2013, 08:17 PM
I use a popsickle stick with a "V" cut in the end with pocket knife. Cheap

STUMP HUNTER
11-09-2013, 08:30 AM
This is the tool I use but I do catch big fish! :Rofl

15 in. Flat Pry Bar, Code Red-FB15 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-15-in-Flat-Pry-Bar-Code-Red-FB15/204064425#.Un44iOLwqLE)

Ray I want to hear how well the tool works also :ThumbsUp

SeaRay
11-09-2013, 08:47 AM
This is the tool I use but I do catch big fish! :Rofl

15 in. Flat Pry Bar, Code Red-FB15 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-15-in-Flat-Pry-Bar-Code-Red-FB15/204064425#.Un44iOLwqLE)

Ray I want to hear how well the tool works also :ThumbsUp

Well, if I ever catch a fish I wil let you know. :banghead

Waterboy1223
11-12-2013, 04:25 PM
i use forceps, they are cheap, easy and pinch on my shirt for a quick retrieval.
142300

jimp
11-12-2013, 07:49 PM
Just get one of these
Husky Tack Puller-74349 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Tack-Puller-74349/100034526#.UnVW6qN5mSM)

This would work, not tried it but it should work.

yikess
11-14-2013, 11:23 PM
Just get one of these
Husky Tack Puller-74349 at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Tack-Puller-74349/100034526#.UnVW6qN5mSM)

Thanks Cray. I purchased one of these and used it last weekend. Worked like a charm.

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olduckhunter
11-15-2013, 01:00 AM
I have an old old one by pflueger probably from the 30's in my fishing room. wouldn't dare take it out on a lake to use.

pauldo
11-17-2013, 07:05 PM
purchased the Husky tack puller this past week. now all I need is a day off work and some fair weather.

eagle 1
11-17-2013, 07:51 PM
take a "bic" pen , cut a v I it . been one in my bream box since I started using quills . about 53 yrs. ago .