|Fish mortality can be reduced by landing the fish quickly and by avoiding netting and handling. This technique will preserve protective coatings and eliminate air exposure. The Ketchum Release® tool makes this low-mortality release easy.
The tool also allows you to retrieve your fly without damage; it allows your hands to stay dry in cold weather; and it keeps hands a safe distance from toothy fish.
The Ketchum Release® is available in three freshwater sizes:
- Midge - for #18 hooks and smaller
- Original - for hooks as small as #18 and flies as large as medium-bodied streamers
- Big Bug - for streamers, hoppers and other large flies