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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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great product especially for sharks


what size one did you buy?
the 4'
 

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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.
 

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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
 
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