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Ketchum Release Tool For Easy Catch & Release

The Ketchum Release Tool by Waterworks is a must have catch & Release fly fishing tool for those who fly fish in Colorado. This tool is designed to make hook removal easy & keep your hands out of the water!

Not only does it reduce fish mortality by handling the fish less and releasing trout quicker, the Ketchum release keeps your hands dry & warm when fly fishing in the winter!


To use the Ketchum release, simply place the leader in the groove on the tool, slide the tool down to the hook and pop it out! It’s that easy to use this tool.

What Waterworks Has to Say about The Ketchum Release Tool….

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 and it allows your hands to stay dry in cold weather. Three sizes are available: the Midge is designed for flies on hook sizes 20 and smaller; the Original is designed for medium-sized flies; the Big Bug is designed for large-bodied flies like Hoppers. $19.99 each, unconditional lifetime guarantee.

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