Big Game Hook Remover

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by fishr1989, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried to make a hook remover like the ARC dehooker with the curled wire on the end of a gaff handle or part of a rod blank?

    I would like to create a dehooker like it for sharking instead of having to cut the wire and leave the hook in the shark's mouth.


    any ideas as to

    handle material?
    wire diameter?
     
  2. Ragman

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    When TJ and I were at ICAST in Las Vegas, we met a guy that had patented a new hook remover that was the best idea AND the best quality I've ever seen.

    You can select the length handle you need -up to 24 or 36"- and it will cut the barb off ANY hook so that the shank would just fall out. Very cool!

    He demo'd it for us by cutting a 4x treble, some multi-strand wire, and even spectra.

    I'll try to find the info we took, then post a link or contact info.
     

  3. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    When TJ and I were at ICAST in Las Vegas, we met a guy that had patented a new hook remover that was the best idea AND the best quality I've ever seen.

    You can select the length handle you need -up to 24 or 36"- and it will cut the barb off ANY hook so that the shank would just fall out. Very cool!

    He demo'd it for us by cutting a 4x treble, some multi-strand wire, and even spectra.

    I'll try to find the info we took, then post a link or contact info.

    That sounds great, I was hoping to be able to make a hook remover rather than having to cut the hook, as the ones we use, which rust out of a fish in days, are $6 each! I appreciate any info I can get.
     
  4. SpecialK

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  5. gman

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    great product especially for sharks
     
  6. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    great product especially for sharks


    what size one did you buy?
    the 4'
     
  7. SpecialK

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    great product especially for sharks
    Thanks Gman! I think I will get one and try it out. I have been looking for something like that for a while.
     
  8. Bill Fisher

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    you see what they want for just bending a piece piece o'wire??!!!

    ridiculous!....... (but we're talking selling to sport fisherman here i guess)

    haven't tried mine yet...... it's home made but exactly like their big-game dehooker

    the ony way you can tell it's not the geniune artlicle is if you look real close you'll see it's obvious the pigtail curl wasn't done in a machine...... other'n that, Perfect!

    had mine made 40" long with 5/16" SS rod ......... i wanted 40" because the bottom of my feet are above the waterline in my boat and i won't have to bend over as far

    i don't think you'd wanna go over 40" with straight 5/16" rod because there'll be a bit too much flex with anything made longer....... 3/8" rod might work but would be too heavy at those lengths without being mounted on a pole handle IMO

    when you start using long gaff handles it's also gonna turn into a 2-man job

    i may eventually have some made up for poles in 5/16 and 3/8" just for S&Gs (and big green blues ;))

    if you have one made, the trick is to make sure you have that crook in the rod so it'll put the center o'the pigtail's circle dead-center of a straight line drawn along the entire rod.............. even if you're making a short pigtail for a pole