Ketchum Release™

Catch and release fish safely with this fish hook removal tool.


Release fish safely, quickly, and easily without ever handling them. The best way to assure reduced fish mortality. Keeps hands from getting wet (great for cold days). Ends damage to flies, too. Rugged carbon fiber construction. Easy-grip handle. Two sizes. Standard for medium-size streamers to drys and nymphs hook size 18-20. Midge for flies size 20 and smaller. USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 26 reviews


25 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Very effective - 1/29/2015

    It is so easy to use - quick, safe and with no need to remove fish from the water, an excellent C&R tool

  • 5/5

    Effortless to use - 11/25/2014
    By: from London, UK

    Strangely enough I dislike touching fish, so this is the answer to my phobia of the slime! Simple to use, and hey presto, hook off, minimal effort, ready to cast. My next line out......

  • 4/5

    Great little tool - 11/18/2014
    By: from Castlerock

    Very handy little tool.Works a treat .Catch and release has never been so simple.

  • 5/5

    Great Tool - 10/13/2014

    If you have never used a Ketchum Release, I highly recommend you give it a try. It is one of the best tools out there to minimize contact with the fish and get them back into the water with as little stress as possible. The minimally invasive tool for the catch and release fisherman.

  • 5/5

    Look Ma, No Hands! - 8/8/2014
    By: from Sierra Neveda,CA

    Great little light gadget to remove hook witout touching trout and removeng thier mucas membrane. Great for backpacing. Attach it to a retractable spool with nippers and you have all you need!

  • 5/5

    Workes as described - 8/4/2014

    I purchased this because of my grandson who just started fishing and wanted to protect the fish as much as possible so we could release them back to the water. We have used it twice and it made it much easer to get the hook out with minimal stress. good tool.

  • 5/5

    Life saver - 7/31/2014
    By: from Elverson , PAj

    You don't have to net or touch the fish leaving them in great shape for next time. Excellent tool I'm sure the fish think so too

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    catsmeow - 5/2/2014
    By: from crawley lake, ca.

    when it comes to removing flies from trout without even lifting the net out of the water, or restraining the fish this is the tool of choice, perfect for the serious catch and release fisherman

  • 5/5

    Practical fishing tool - 3/3/2014
    By: from Meriden, CT

    I always wanted a simple tool to help me with catch and release without harming the fish. I have heard others speak about this tool. It is smaller than am antiquated tool I had from years ago. The price for some may seem accessible, but it will last me for years.

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